air pocket


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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This air pocket seems unlikely to blow over quickly. Dan Gallagher, WSJ, "Micron Brings Back Painful Memories," 18 Dec. 2018 The boy had found air pocket just beneath the manhole cover and was hanging onto a ladder leading up to the manhole. Katherine Lam, Fox News, "Wisconsin boy rescued from sewer after firefighter spots his finger poking out of manhole," 30 Aug. 2018 Tap the pan once on the counter to settle any air pockets. Lisa Yockelson,, "Recipe: Bake this luxurious Bundt cake for a rehearsal dinner and add berries and cream," 4 June 2018 The pressure from the water vacuum-sealed the waders to my legs, eliminating any and all air pockets between the fabric and me. Christine Yu, SELF, "Wading in a Cranberry Bog Was the Therapeutic Experience I Didn’t Know I Needed," 26 Oct. 2018 Gently press dough into bottom of pan and against sides, making sure there are no air pockets. Eleanore Park, WSJ, "Recipes From the Golden Age of the Luncheon," 12 Sep. 2018 Rescue divers found the boys were on a ledge in an air pocket about 2.5 miles into the cave, about a half-mile down. USA TODAY, "An illustrated look at the Thai cave rescue," 3 July 2018 Firefighters, using a rope attachment, found the woman inside an air pocket inside the vehicle, which had flooded, and were able to pull her out, officials said. Chris Coppola, azcentral, "Mesa firefighters rescue woman from car submerged in a canal," 9 July 2018 These small air pockets, which slightly resemble tiny grapes, actually gave sargassum its name, derived from the Portuguese word for a breed of grapes. Jacob Sweet, miamiherald, "Lots of sun, and brown slimy seaweed, in the forecast for South Florida beaches," 3 July 2018

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First Known Use of air pocket

1912, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of air pocket was in 1912

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English Language Learners Definition of air pocket

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

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