bird strike

noun

Definition of bird strike

  1. :  a collision involving an aircraft and one or more birds in flight Every year pilots in the U.S. report more than 5,000 bird strikes, which cause at least $400 million in damage to commercial and military aircraft. — Phil Scott, Scientific American, September 1999

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1960

First Known Use of bird strike

1960


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