air pocket


Definition of 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 She was kept alive by a small air pocket, Fernander said, rescued after daybreak as teams struggled overnight to identify the boat’s ocean-blue hull. Bryan Pietsch, Washington Post, 25 July 2022 But single-pane glass hemorrhages heat, so snug weather-stripping and a storm window — whose second glass pane creates an insulating air pocket — are a must. Jon Gorey,, 12 June 2022 The basics are clear: The S&P is still hovering over a big air pocket. Shawn Tully, Fortune, 1 June 2022 One airbag, the Black Diamond Jetforce Pro, automatically deflates three minutes after inflation in order to leave an air pocket. Outside Online, 5 Dec. 2021 This air pocket acted as insulation, levitating each droplet and keeping it liquid for longer. Joanna Thompson, Scientific American, 10 Feb. 2022 In one haunting case, rescuers found an unidentified man who’d escaped the collapse physically unscathed, protected by steel beams that buckled upward to form an air pocket, but died of an apparent heart attack. Kellie B. Gormly, Smithsonian Magazine, 26 Jan. 2022 When done properly, this provides a great seal over the window, and the air pocket created prevents condensation. Mark Philben,, 26 Dec. 2021 There are air pocket corners that keep your device safer. Chris Hachey, BGR, 24 Nov. 2021 See More

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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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8 Aug 2022

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“Air pocket.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Aug. 2022.

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