wind tunnel


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

Full Definition of WIND TUNNEL

:  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

First Known Use of WIND TUNNEL



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