corposant corposant

Definition(s):

  • (n) an electrical discharge accompanied by ionization of surrounding atmosphere

News

  • ANN's Daily Aero-Term (04.27.14): St. Elmo's Fire

    St. Elmo's Fire A luminous, and often audible, electric discharge that is sporadic in nature. It occurs from objects, especially pointed ones, when the electrical field strength near their surfaces attains a value near 1000 volts per centimeter. It often occurs during stormy weather and might be seen on a ship's mast or yardarm, aircraft, lightning rods, and steeples. Also known as corposant or ...
    on April 27, 2014     Source: The Aero-News Network

Word of the Day
subordinate subordinate
/sə ˈbɔr də ˌneɪt /