droop nose

or droop-nose


noun

Aeronautics.
  1. a downward-sloping, adjustable aircraft nose, which increases visibility for the pilot during takeoff and landing.
  2. an aircraft with this type of nose.
  3. an adjustable flap at the leading edge of an aircraft wing.
a motor vehicle with a downward-sloping nose.
Also called droop snoot, droop-snoot, droop-snoot·er.

Related forms

droop-nosed, adjectivedroop-nos·er, noun
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