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