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turn indicator

noun, Aeronautics.
a flight instrument that indicates the angular rate of turn of an aircraft about its vertical axis.
Origin of turn indicator
First recorded in 1915-20 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • Bell kept his eyes on the bank and turn indicator, glancing now and then at the altimeter.

  • And if we were supposed to fly in anything but clear weather, we'd need a bank and turn indicator and an artificial horizon.

    Smugglers' Reef John Blaine
  • But in a heavy fog, or if he cant see over his cockpit, the horizon doesnt exist, and a bank and turn indicator is his instrument.

    Famous Flyers David Goodger (

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