prerotation device

noun

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: a device for setting the landing wheels of an airplane in rotation prior to the initial contact with the ground in landing in order to reduce landing shock and damage to tires

Word History

Etymology

prerotation from pre- + rotation

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“Prerotation device.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/prerotation%20device. Accessed 14 Jul. 2024.

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