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Definition of the noun airbrake

What does airbrake mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: -

  1. a small parachute or articulated flap to reduce the speed of an aircraft
  2. a vehicular brake that operates by compressed air; especially for heavy vehicles
    • lexical domain: Artifacts - nouns denoting man-made objects
    • more generic term: power brake = a brake on an automobile that magnifies a small force applied to the brake pedal into a proportionately larger force applied to slow or stop the vehicle
    • part of: automotive vehicle / motor vehicle = a self-propelled wheeled vehicle that does not run on rails

Alternative definition of the noun airbrake


  1. A brake (slowing device) that is operated pneumatically (by air pressure).
  2. A moving part of an aircraft wing to reduce lift and airspeed.

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Google previewFinancial World (1922)

New York Airbrake is an the war. taken as the indication which investors must look for in attempting to judge what lies ahead. In the case of NEw YoRK AIR BRAKE, the prospect seems to be most encouraging. During the war, in order to take ...

Google previewAeronautical Dictionary (2004)

With Emphasis on ATC Communications Terms by J. Deborah Balter

Airbrake - An aerodynamic surface to be deployed in flight to increase drag. Ex: The pilot activated the airbrake. Aircraft calling tower - A.T.C. - The aircraft that is calling tower should say its registration number. Ex: TMB Tower - Aircraft calling ...

Google previewAn Encyclopedia of the History of Technology (2002)

by Ian McNeil

Westinghouse then developed the ideaofan automatic airbrake, patented ...

Google previewAbbreviations Dictionary, Tenth Edition (2001)

by Dean A. Stahl, Karen Landen

and Aquariums ab abbey; abnormal; abortion; about; abscess; abundant; acquisition beacon; adapter booster; aerial burst; afterburner; air blast; airbrake; alcian blue; ambient brine; anchor bolt; antibody; asbestos body; asthmatic bronchitis; ...

Google previewDictionary of Jargon (Routledge Revivals) (2013)

by Jonathon Green

airbrake repairman. air miss n [Aerospace] the official description of a narrow escape from collision by two airplanes flying ...

Google previewThe Encyclopaedia of Sports Medicine: An IOC Medical Commission Publication, Endurance in Sport (2008)

by R. J. Shephard, P.-O. Astrand

As with the previously described hydraulic airbrake ergometer, the equipment became a real simulator because it had the capacity to transform longitudinal movement into the movement pattern performed by the athlete when in a boat.

Google previewDictionary of American History (1978)

With the Complete Text of the Constitution of the United States by Michael Rheta Martin, Leonard Gelber

GEORGE WESTINGHOUSE, (airbrake), ...

Google previewThe Routledge Dictionary of Pronunciation for Current English (2017)

by Clive Upton, William A. Kretzschmar, Jr.

rn airbrake BR 'e:breik, -s AM 'erbreik, -s airbrick BR 'e:brik, ...

Google previewPersian-English Dictionary (1993)

by S. Haim

J»y Airbrake.- Jr"*j* s ...

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Airbrake Meaning

Video shows what airbrake means. A brake (slowing device) that is operated pneumatically (by air pressure).. A moving part of an aircraft wing to reduce lift and ...

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