pitot tube pitot tube

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  1. (n) measuring instrument consisting of a right-angled tube with an open end that is directed in opposition to the flow of a fluid and used to measure the velocity of fluid flow
  2. (n) measuring instrument consisting of a combined Pitot tube and static tube that measures total and static pressure; used in aircraft to measure airspeed

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  • Kaleidoscope: The Upside

    MOUNT HOOD in foreground,Mount Adams above right, Mount Rainier at the wing tip and Mount St. Helens hiding behind the pitot tube (which measures outside air pressure, temperature and density).
    on August 28, 2013     Source: Hood River News

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