air pocket
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 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 {air hole} …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • air pocket — air .pocket n 1.) a current of air that makes a plane suddenly move down 2.) a small area that becomes filled with air …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • air-pocket — airˈ pocket noun A region of rarefied or down flowing air, in which aircraft lose height • • • Main Entry: ↑air …   Useful english dictionary

  • air pocket — ► NOUN 1) a cavity containing air. 2) a region of low pressure causing an aircraft to lose height suddenly …   English terms dictionary

  • air pocket — n. an atmospheric condition that causes an aircraft to make a sudden, short drop while in flight; air hole …   English World dictionary

  • air pocket — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms air pocket : singular air pocket plural air pockets 1) an area where the air pressure is low that makes an aircraft fall suddenly to a lower level 2) a small enclosed area that becomes filled with air …   English dictionary

  • air pocket — An area of reduced pressure in the air in which the aircraft looses height rapidly and creates an illusion of absence of air to support the aircraft. The resultant effect is rather unpleasant. An air pocket can also produce the reverse effect,… …   Aviation dictionary

  • air pocket — air′ pock et n. mer aer. a nearly vertical air current that can cause an aircraft to lose altitude suddenly • Etymology: 1910–15 …   From formal English to slang

  • air pocket — /ˈɛə pɒkət/ (say air pokuht) noun 1. Aeronautics a downward current of air, usually causing a sudden loss of altitude. 2. any pocket of air, as in a mine, where gas or water is held back by the air pressure in the pocket …   Australian English dictionary

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

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