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noun

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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air scoop

noun

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