a pistol that utilizes compressed air rather than ignited gunpowder to propel a single shot, often a pellet.
Why does the pressure applied to the handle of an air pistol propel the cork?
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a pistol that uses compressed air to fire pellets or other projectiles
a heavier-than-air aircraft kept aloft by the upward thrust exerted by the passing air on its fixed wings and driven by propellers, jet propulsion, etc. any similar heavier-than-air aircraft, as a glider or helicopter. Contemporary Examples It measures air speed—not ground speed, but the speed of the airplane at altitude. Air France 447 Report: How […]
- Airplane carrier
an aircraft carrier.
- Airplane cloth
a strong cotton cloth of plain weave treated with dope and formerly used as a covering for the wings and fuselages of airplanes. a similar, lighter-weight fabric for shirts and pajamas.
- Airplane spin
a maneuver in which a wrestler, grasping an opponent by the head and crotch, lifts the opponent’s body crosswise overhead, lowers it to the shoulders for support, then spins around and throws the opponent back over the head to the mat. Historical Examples I tell him to folly that up with a airplane spin and […]