drift indicator

  1. an instrument that indicates the amount of drift of an aircraft.

Origin of drift indicator

First recorded in 1915–20
  • Also called drift meter, drift sight .

Words Nearby drift indicator

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How to use drift indicator in a sentence

  • One form of drift indicator consists of a simple dial, with the center cut away and a wire stretched diametrically across it.

  • This they were able to make up for by means of the drift indicator, which compensated for the drift.

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