wind tunnel

wind tunnel
noun Date: 1911 a tunnellike passage through which air is blown at a known velocity to investigate air flow around an object (as an airplane part or model) placed in the passage

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • wind tunnel — /wind/, Aeron. a tubular chamber or structure in which a steady current of air can be maintained at a controlled velocity, equipped with devices for measuring and recording forces and moments on scale models of complete aircraft or of their parts …   Universalium

  • wind tunnel — ► NOUN ▪ a tunnel like apparatus for producing an airstream past models of aircraft, buildings, etc., in order to investigate flow or the effect of wind on the full size object …   English terms dictionary

  • wind tunnel — ☆ wind tunnel n. a tunnel like chamber through which air is forced and in which airplanes, motor vehicles, etc., or their scale models, are tested to determine the effects of wind pressure …   English World dictionary

  • Wind tunnel — A wind tunnel is a research tool developed to assist with studying the effects of air moving over or around solid objects.Ways that wind speed and flow are measured in wind tunnels: * Threads can be attached to the surface of study objects to… …   Wikipedia

  • wind tunnel — noun a structure resembling a tunnel where air is blown at known velocities for testing parts of aircraft • Hypernyms: ↑structure, ↑construction * * * noun, pl ⋯ nels [count] : a long, narrow room through which air is blown in order to test the… …   Useful english dictionary

  • wind tunnel — UK [ˈwɪnd ˌtʌn(ə)l] / US noun [countable] Word forms wind tunnel : singular wind tunnel plural wind tunnels 1) a long thin room where planes and other vehicles are tested by forcing currents of air past them 2) a narrow place surrounded by high… …   English dictionary

  • wind tunnel — [[t]wɪ̱nd tʌn(ə)l[/t]] wind tunnels N COUNT A wind tunnel is a room or passage through which air can be made to flow at controlled speeds. Wind tunnels are used to test new equipment or machinery, especially cars and aeroplanes …   English dictionary

  • wind tunnel — tunnel (or a tubular room or structure) where wind is created to test parts of aircrafts or a completer aircraft …   English contemporary dictionary

  • wind tunnel — wind tun|nel [ wınd ,tʌnl ] noun count 1. ) a long thin room where airplanes and other vehicles are tested by forcing currents of air past them 2. ) a place surrounded by buildings where there is always a lot of wind …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • wind tunnel — wind tun|nel [ˈwınd ˌtʌnl] n a large enclosed passage where engineers test aircraft etc by forcing air past them …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • wind tunnel — wind′ tun nel [[t]wɪnd[/t]] n. aer. a tubular chamber in which scale model aircraft or other objects can be suspended and studied to determine their aerodynamic response to airflow of controlled velocity …   From formal English to slang

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