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Airbrake   Listen
airbrake  n.  
A small parachute or articulated flap to reduce the speed of an aircraft.
Synonyms: dive brake
A vehicular brake that operates by compressed air; especially for heavy vehicles. Same as air brake.
Synonyms: air brake
An atomizer to spray by means of compressed air.

Collaborative International Dictionary of English 0.48

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"Airbrake" Quotes from Famous Books

... a result the engine idled too fast, thereby causing either excessive taxiing speeds or rapid brake wear. This inability to idle slowly also caused high landing speeds since the propeller did not turn slowly enough to act as an airbrake. Figure 1 shows the first model. Note that the tubular air intakes on top of the cylinders have no valves. Figure 32 shows a later model. Note the butterfly valves in the U-shaped air intakes. Here they are shown fully ...
— The First Airplane Diesel Engine: Packard Model DR-980 of 1928 • Robert B. Meyer

... president is going fishing, Minnie," he'd say, or "Airbrake is up to 133; I wish I'd bought it that time I dreamed about it. It was you who persuaded ...
— Where There's A Will • Mary Roberts Rinehart

Words linked to "Airbrake" :   power brake, restraint, motor vehicle, constraint, automotive vehicle

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