dive brake

noun

Definition of dive brake

: a retractable usually hinged flap that may be extended into the airstream to increase the aerodynamic drag and thereby reduce the speed of a diving airplane

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“Dive brake.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dive%20brake. Accessed 5 Dec. 2020.

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