Pitot-static tube

[ pee-toh-stat-ik, pee-toh- ]
/ ˈpi toʊˈstæt ɪk, piˈtoʊ- /

noun (often lowercase) Aeronautics.

a device combining a Pitot tube with a static tube: used to measure airspeed.

Origin of Pitot-static tube

First recorded in 1970–75; see origin at Pitot tube

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British Dictionary definitions for pitot-static tube

Pitot-static tube

/ (ˈpiːtəʊˈstætɪk) /


combined Pitot and static pressure tubes placed in a fluid flow to measure the total and static pressures. The difference in pressures, as recorded on a manometer or airspeed indicator, indicates the fluid velocityAlso called: Pitot tube
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