flying boom

noun

Definition of flying boom

: a rigid fuel pipe flexibly joined to the tail of a tanker airplane and fitted at its after end with airfoils which are controllable from the tanker and which permit it to be guided into contact with an airplane being refueled in flight

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“Flying boom.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/flying%20boom. Accessed 5 Dec. 2021.

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