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wind tunnel

noun

Simple Definition of wind tunnel

  • : a long, narrow room through which air is blown in order to test the effects of wind on an airplane, car, etc.

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of wind tunnel

  1. :  a tunnellike passage through which air is blown at a known velocity to investigate air flow around an object (as an airplane part or model) placed in the passage

1911

First Known Use of wind tunnel

1911


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