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.
They entered the 400ft cave system and found Mr Bratchley waiting calmly in an air pocket, returning to the surface around an hour later.
Summary: Josh Bratchley was saved from an air pocket of Mill Pond Cave in Jackson County, Tennessee
Ives notes that the Street was expecting an apocalyptic quarter and Model 3 deliveries were slightly better than feared by many with 50k Model 3 vehicles the "line in the sand." Nonetheless, the overall number was "clearly rocky" and represents an "air pocket" quarter, he contends.
Officials hope they have found an air pocket in the main shaft to survive.
Rescuers found him in an air pocket near the engine of the vessel but his condition was not clear.
He managed to stay alive in an air pocket under the hull, with just a bar of chocolate to eat.
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.
The Boeing 777 hit an air pocket around 40 minutes before landing.
Material thickness of coil mesh - 1 mm; in 100 [cm.sup.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.