air pocket


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

Examples of air pocket in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Uncover dough, and punch down to remove air pockets. Southern Living Test Kitchen, Southern Living, 4 Mar. 2024 This removes air pockets and slows the inevitable compaction. Jeanette Marantos, Los Angeles Times, 1 Mar. 2024 Gently cut through batter to remove any large air pockets. Andrea Beck, Better Homes & Gardens, 27 Feb. 2024 Press sausage roll to remove air pockets and pinch together seams and ends. Tim Engle, Kansas City Star, 24 Jan. 2024 By late morning, the likelihood that anyone submerged in water had survived was low, experts said, but a possibility remained of people trapped in air pockets or in wreckage. Justine McDaniel, Washington Post, 27 Mar. 2024 The dinosaur's vertebrae was filled with air pockets similar to those of birds, so the dinosaur was likely quite light, as well. Joshua Rapp Learn, Discover Magazine, 22 Feb. 2024 Asher assumes that his strange new existence on the ceiling is a result of that decision — that putting an AC unit into one room somehow created an air pocket that has turned him upside down. Alan Sepinwall, Rolling Stone, 12 Jan. 2024 Filling the air pockets with a substance like epoxy resin that bends light to a similar degree to the cell walls renders the wood transparent. Jude Coleman, Smithsonian Magazine, 19 Dec. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1912, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of air pocket was in 1912

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“Air pocket.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Apr. 2024.

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air pocket

: a condition of the atmosphere that causes an airplane to drop suddenly
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