There will be an international outcry, if, as reported, the black box is on its way to Moscow.
A final answer can come only from the black box, wherever in the ocean it now lies.
The guards in the remote Libyan town of Zintan called their prisoner, Saif al-Islam Gaddafi, “our black box.”
As they continue the search, Clive Irving explains why the black box might be a moot point—and why Airbus is worried.
The disappearance of Flight 447 combines the problem, finding the black box, with a glimpse of the solution.
Her black box sufficiently proclaimed itself as recently purchased.
The black box was now lying in the sand among the streaming plants.
Young Mrs. Fox suddenly stooped over and peered intently at several heretofore unnoticed holes at one end of the black box.
On the subject of the black box Mrs. Damer's brain was turned.
In the cupboard I found a black box in which I placed everything I could call my own: my music; my linen and my clothes.
1947, RAF slang for "navigational instruments;" later extended to any sort of apparatus that operates in a sealed container. Especially of flight recorders from c.1964.
A crash-resistant steel container that holds instruments that record performance data in airplanes. The data are used to analyze the causes of accidents.
Secrecy; classified material; intelligence interests: I suspected the project might involve secret military operations. ''I knew there was black box involved with it''/ A highly confidential annex, placed in a black box, contains selected ''raw material''
[1970s+; fr the use by British intelligence agencies of a black box for highly secret material for the prime minister and the defense and foreign secretaries]