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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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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.
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