air scoop

noun

Definition of air scoop 

: an air-duct inlet or cowl that projects from an outer surface of an aircraft or automobile in such a way as to utilize the dynamic pressure of the airstream in maintaining a flow of air (as to a power plant or a ventilating system)

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1900, in the meaning defined above

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