airbrake
airbrake airbrake n. 1. 1 a small parachute or articulated flap to reduce the speed of an aircraft.

Syn: dive brake [WordNet 1.5]

2. a vehicular brake that operates by compressed air; especially for heavy vehicles. Same as {air brake}.

Syn: air brake [WordNet 1.5] n.

1. an atomizer to spray by means of compressed air. [WordNet 1.5]


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