the opposition of the atmosphere to forward movement; also called aerodynamic drag
On the other hand, the large wheel is heavier, and suffers more from air resistance than the small wheel.
Scientific American Supplement, No. 447, July 26, 1884 Various
This element of air resistance must be taken into consideration in determining the engine horsepower required.
Flying Machines W.J. Jackman and Thos. H. Russell
air resistance against a machine turning becomes greater, it slows down the speed, decreases the lifting power of the planes.
Opportunities in Aviation Arthur Sweetser
Their hulls, motor gondolas, in fact, all braces and wires were streamlined so as to offer the least air resistance.
Zeppelin Harry Vissering
With any gravity or air resistance at all, the Italian couldn’t have carried even one.
Rip Foster in Ride the Gray Planet Harold Leland Goodwin
The air resistance produced by the cables is therefore very slight, since only two lines are exposed.
The Romance of Aircraft Lawrence Yard Smith
The air resistance of different models is accurately determined.
The Scrap Book, Volume 1, No. 5 Various
Only when it was up where air resistance was a very small fraction of ground-level drag would its own rockets fire.
Space Platform Murray Leinster
We are up high enough to make the air resistance almost nothing, even at this velocity, but we still require some power.
The Black Star Passes John W Campbell
The range was almost point-blank, and there was, of course, no need to take either gravity or air resistance into account.
Anything You Can Do … Gordon Randall Garrett
- Air rifle
an air gun with rifled bore. Contemporary Examples In an Ohio Wal-Mart, John Crawford III was strolling around the store and had picked up an air rifle that was for sale there. When Police Violence Gets Personal Gene Robinson October 4, 2014 Historical Examples The clown was dressed in equatorial hunting garb and carried an […]
- Air right
a right of way in the air space above a property owner’s land and the immovable property on it, subject to the public right of air navigation above the property at a legally prescribed altitude. such a right sold or leased for use or occupation, especially on a support elevated above an immovable property, as […]
- Air root
air root air root See pneumatophore.
- Air route
a designated route for aircraft flying between particular ground locations at specified minimum altitudes. Historical Examples Even house pets were granted the privilege of traveling by the air route. High Adventure James Norman Hall By the air route he had determined to leave, if by any hook or crook Schneider and himself could get hold […]