- 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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- 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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