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air pocket

noun

Simple Definition of air pocket

  • : a movement or condition of the air that causes an airplane to make a brief and sudden downward drop

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of air pocket

  1. :  a condition of the atmosphere (as a local downdraft) that causes an airplane to drop suddenly

1912

First Known Use of air pocket

1912


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