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wind tunnel

 (wĭnd)
n.
A chamber through which air is forced at controlled velocities in order to study the effects of aerodynamic flow around airfoils, scale models, or other objects.

wind tunnel

(wɪnd)
n
(Aeronautics) a chamber for testing the aerodynamic properties of aircraft, aerofoils, etc, in which a current of air can be maintained at a constant velocity

wind′ tun`nel

(wɪnd)
n.
a tubular chamber in which scale-model aircraft or other objects can be suspended and studied to determine their aerodynamic response to airflow of controlled velocity.

wind tunnel

A chamber through which air can be forced at controlled speeds so its effect on an object, such as an aircraft, can be studied.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.wind tunnel - a structure resembling a tunnel where air is blown at known velocities for testing parts of aircraft
structure, construction - a thing constructed; a complex entity constructed of many parts; "the structure consisted of a series of arches"; "she wore her hair in an amazing construction of whirls and ribbons"
Translations

wind tunnel

[ˈwɪndˌtʌnl] ngalleria aerodinamica or del vento
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