a jet of air produced mechanically.
To insure the action of the gap, the arc was blown out by a magnet or air blast.
The inventions, researches and writings of Nikola Tesla Thomas Commerford Martin
In contrast to this, a “solid” type of fuel injection may be employed to eliminate the complications of the “air blast” system.
The First Airplane Diesel Engine: Packard Model DR-980 of 1928 Robert B. Meyer
Frantically Arcot warned them away, lest the air blast from their props tear the glider from the magnet.
The Black Star Passes John W Campbell
The air blast, moreover, by being diffused round the glass of the condenser apparatus, would somewhat mask the appearances.
A Dictionary of Arts, Manufactures and Mines Andrew Ure
The same old tuyer iron receives the air blast from the same old style leather bellows, and there is nothing more satisfactory.
Farm Mechanics Herbert A. Shearer
The true bottom is perforated, so that air can be forced in by an air blast admitted through the trunnion and the air chamber.
An Elementary Study of Chemistry William McPherson
He pulled it out and used it to whirl him upright again; then its air blast drove him back to the surface of the asteroid.
Rip Foster in Ride the Gray Planet Harold Leland Goodwin
The hydrogen and steam valves are now closed and the air blast turned on.
Scientific American Supplement, No. 795, March 28, 1891 Various
After this any dust or dirt adhering to the sugar is blown off by an air blast.
The Story of Sugar Sara Ware Bassett
City grit cut at my ankles from the air blast before I could hop into the bubble and give him my destination.
Modus Vivendi Gordon Randall Garrett
Also called swamp boat. a small open boat having a very shallow draft and driven by a caged airplane propeller mounted above the rear transom, capable of traveling at relatively high speeds through shallow water, swamps, etc. to go or travel in an airboat. Historical Examples When hiding from the second airboat, he disturbed a […]
carried by the air, as pollen or dust. in flight; aloft: The plane was airborne by six o’clock. Military. (of ground forces) carried in airplanes or gliders: airborne infantry. Aeronautics. (of an aircraft) supported entirely by the atmosphere; flying. Contemporary Examples Typhoon fighter jets will patrol the skies, and Puma helicopters will be at the […]
- Airborne alert
a state of military alert wherein combat-equipped aircraft are flying and prepared for action.
- Airborne command post
any of several converted commercial aircraft equipped with special communications and code gear, intended as flying bunkers for the president, secretary of defense, military commanders, or their designated replacements.