air pocket

noun

Definition of air pocket

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

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First Known Use of air pocket

1912


AIR POCKET Defined for English Language Learners

air pocket

noun

Definition of air pocket for English Language Learners

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


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