Air hole
Air hole Air" hole` ([^a]r" h[=o]l`). 1. A hole to admit or discharge air; specifically, a spot in the ice not frozen over. [1913 Webster]

2. (Founding) A fault in a casting, produced by a bubble of air; a blowhole. [1913 Webster]

3. (A["e]ronautics) A local region in the atmosphere having a downward movement and offering less than normal support for the sustaining surfaces of a flying machine, causing an airplane to drop suddenly. Same as {air pocket}. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • air hole — n. 1. a hole that permits passage of air 2. an unfrozen or open place in ice covering a body of water 3. AIR POCKET …   English World dictionary

  • air hole — Air pocket Air pock et (p[o^]k [e^]t). (aeronautics) A local region in the atmosphere having a downward movement and offering less than normal support for the sustaining surfaces of a flying machine, causing an airplane to drop suddenly. Same as… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • air hole — air′ hole n. 1) an opening to admit or discharge air 2) an opening in the frozen surface of a river or pond 3) aer. air pocket • Etymology: 1760–70 …   From formal English to slang

  • air hole — noun 1. a local region of low pressure or descending air that causes a plane to lose height suddenly • Syn: ↑air pocket, ↑pocket • Hypernyms: ↑atmospheric phenomenon 2. a hole that allows the passage of air • Hypernyms: ↑hole …   Useful english dictionary

  • air hole — properša statusas T sritis ekologija ir aplinkotyra apibrėžtis Atviras neužšalusio vandens plotas ištisinėje ledo dangoje. Paprastai susidaro upių sraujymėse. Per properšas į po ledu tekantį vandenį patenka deguonis, būtinas vandenyje esantiems… …   Ekologijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • air hole — properša statusas T sritis ekologija ir aplinkotyra apibrėžtis Atviras vandens plotas ledo dangoje, susidaręs dėl ledo pasistūmėjimo, kurį dažniausiai sukelia vėjas, potvynių ir atoslūgių srovės. atitikmenys: angl. air hole; air hole in the ice… …   Ekologijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • air hole — n. bubble of air; hole that allows air to pass in and out; blowhole; air duct …   English contemporary dictionary

  • air hole — Synonyms and related words: CAT, aerospace, aerosphere, air duct, air passage, air pocket, air shaft, air tube, airspace, airway, armhole, blowhole, breathing hole, bullet hole, bump, bunghole, ceiling, cringle, crosswind, deadeye, empty space,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • air hole — noun a) a hole in any surface that allows air or other gases to pass, especially an opening in the surface of a frozen lake etc b) an air pocket …   Wiktionary

  • air hole — 1. an opening to admit or discharge air. 2. a natural opening in the frozen surface of a river or pond. 3. See air pocket. [1760 70] * * * …   Universalium

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