wind tunnel

noun
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of wind tunnel

: a tunnellike passage through which air is blown at a known velocity to investigate air flow around an object (such as an airplane part or model) placed in the passage

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First Known Use of wind tunnel

1911


WIND TUNNEL Defined for English Language Learners

wind tunnel

noun

Definition of wind tunnel for English Language Learners

  • : a long, narrow room through which air is blown in order to test the effects of wind on an airplane, car, etc.


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