flight recorder

noun

Definition of flight recorder

  1. :  a crashworthy instrument for recording flight data (such as airspeed and altitude)

First Known Use of flight recorder

1939


FLIGHT RECORDER Defined for English Language Learners

flight recorder

noun

Definition of flight recorder for English Language Learners

  • : a device on an aircraft that records information (such as airspeed and altitude) about a flight


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