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air scoop

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noun
  1. an air intake that projects into the airflow around a motor vehicle or aircraft in such a way as to provide a steady flow of air for combustion or ventilation.
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Origin of air scoop

First recorded in 1915–20
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Historical Examples

  • In this hose the non-return air valves, known as 'crab-pots,' are fitted, on either side of the junction with the air-scoop.

    A History of Aeronautics

    E. Charles Vivian


British Dictionary definitions for air scoop

air scoop

noun
  1. a device fitted to the surface of an aircraft to provide air pressure or ventilation from the airflow
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