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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]
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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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