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flight recorder

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

First recorded in 1945–50
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British Dictionary definitions for flight recorder

flight recorder

noun
  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 crashAlso called: black box
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