a tapered, tubular cloth vane, open at both ends and having at the larger end a fixed ring pivoted to swing freely, installed at airports or elsewhere to indicate direction and approximate intensity.
another name for windsock
a truncated cone of textile mounted on a mast so that it is free to rotate about a vertical axis: used, esp at airports, to indicate the local wind direction Also called air sock, drogue, wind sleeve, wind cone
1929, from wind (n.1) + sock (n.).
- Air space
a space occupied by air. the amount of breathing air in a room or other enclosed space. the region of the atmosphere above a municipality, state, or nation, over which it has jurisdiction. the region of the atmosphere above a plot of ground, to which the owner has rights or access.
the forward speed of an aircraft relative to the air through which it moves. Historical Examples I’ve never had her above 2.5, but the airspeed gauge is marked up to four. The Cosmic Computer Henry Beam Piper The pilot, a big-boned Britisher who had two jobs to do at once, watched the airspeed indicator. What […]
- Airspeed indicator
a flight instrument showing the airspeed of an aircraft. Abbreviation: ASI. Historical Examples The pilot, a big-boned Britisher who had two jobs to do at once, watched the airspeed indicator. What The Left Hand Was Doing Gordon Randall Garrett
- Air splint
air splint air splint n. A hollow tubular inflatable splint.