flight recorder

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  1. an electronic device aboard an aircraft that automatically records some aspects of the aircraft's performance in flight.

Origin of flight recorder

First recorded in 1945–50

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flight recorder

  1. an electronic device fitted to an aircraft for storing information concerning its performance in flight. It is often used to determine the cause of a crash: Also called: black box

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