air pocket


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air pocket

n.
1. An isolated space containing trapped air, as in bread dough or a collapsed mine shaft.
2. A localized atmospheric condition, such as a downdraft, that causes an aircraft to lose altitude abruptly.

air pocket

n
1. (Aeronautics) a localized region of low air density or a descending air current, causing an aircraft to suffer an abrupt decrease in height
2. (Mining & Quarrying) any pocket of air that prevents the flow of a liquid or gas, as in a pipe

air′ pock`et


n.
a nearly vertical air current that can cause an aircraft to lose altitude suddenly.
[1910–15]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.air pocket - a local region of low pressure or descending air that causes a plane to lose height suddenlyair pocket - a local region of low pressure or descending air that causes a plane to lose height suddenly
atmospheric phenomenon - a physical phenomenon associated with the atmosphere
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References in classic literature ?
And so she drove her motor forward again and then with her firm, white teeth set in grim determination she drove the steering lever far down to port with the intention of forcing the nose of her craft straight into the teeth of the wind, and the wind seized the frail thing and toppled it over upon its back, and twisted and turned it and hurled it over and over; the propellor raced for an instant in an air pocket and then the tempest seized it again and twisted it from its shaft, leaving the girl helpless upon an unmanageable atom that rose and fell, and rolled and tumbled--the sport of the elements she had defied.
In order to revert it, the patient had two surgeries - one to remove the tumor and the other to decompress the air pocket in the brain.
at least 2 nose retainer in the form of a flexible aluminum rake located along the entire upper edge of the mask horizontal retainer in the middle of a mask of flexible aluminum located along the entire length of the mask to form an optimal air pocket efficiency of bacterial filtration at a particle size of 3 microns,% not less than 99, 9 delta p (respiratory resistance), mm h2o / cm not more than 1,8 mask length, mm not less than 175 not more than 180 mask width, mm not less than 90 not more than 95, cap; cap cap for medical personnel, non-sterile in the form of a cap with an elastic band on the occipital part.
The model uses observed weather data combined with the simulated behavior of the atmosphere to find where the wind came from one hour previously, and then based on the new location, where the wind came from the hour before that, and so on, determining the history of the air pocket as it moved through the atmosphere.
2] coil mesh located 20 air pockets that have the shape of truncated cones, smaller diameter (upper base) - 8 mm, larger diameter (lower base) is -18 mm, the height of the air pocket 8 mm.
Key statement: The present invention provides a method of manufacturing a pneumatic tire, which can prevent an air pocket from being generated in a vicinity of a spliced portion of a sheet member (B) to be attached to an inner liner, even in the case of using, as the inner liner, a sheet member (A) made of a composition containing a resin component.
The Nigerian cook survived by breathing an ever-dwindling supply of oxygen in an air pocket.
Harrison Okene survived in an air pocket in the capsized Chevron tugboat without any food and stayed alive sipping on Coca-Cola and is seen being comforted by the rescuers, Metro.
Michigan City Fire Chief Ronnie Martin told WSBT-TV that firefighters located the boy in an air pocket that enabled him to survive for so long underground.
Summary: A tug boat cook managed to find an underwater air pocket after his vessel sank .
A group of more than 20 survivors was found in an air pocket of the shattered building and others were located close by.
Peter's wife Suzanne, 63, and daughter Helen Hyett, 37, survived after becoming trapped in a tiny air pocket under the upturned catamaran.