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air scoop

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.
Origin of air scoop
1915-1920
First recorded in 1915-20
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  • Get up some forward speed,” Morey suggested, “so that you'll have the aid of the air scoop to force the air in faster.

    The Black Star Passes John W Campbell
  • Simultaneously the air scoop which had carried air to the generator switched off, transferring to solar heat as a source of power.

    The Black Star Passes John W Campbell
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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