arrestor bed

noun
variants: or arrester bed

Definition of arrestor bed

:a bed of loose material (such as gravel) designed to slow a vehicle (such as a landing aircraft or a semitrailer) that is out of control
  • Where airport space and geography don't allow that, engineered structures known as arrestor beds have been installed at 44 runway ends at 30 U.S. airports, with several more planned.
  • —Ian MacLeodOttawa Citizen21 June 2010

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First Known Use of arrestor bed

1971


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