wind tunnel

wind tunnel
[[t]wɪ̱nd tʌn(ə)l[/t]]
wind tunnels
A wind tunnel is a room or passage through which air can be made to flow at controlled speeds. Wind tunnels are used to test new equipment or machinery, especially cars and aeroplanes.

English dictionary. 2008.

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  • wind tunnel — wind tun|nel [ wınd ,tʌnl ] noun count 1. ) a long thin room where airplanes and other vehicles are tested by forcing currents of air past them 2. ) a place surrounded by buildings where there is always a lot of wind …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • wind tunnel — wind tun|nel [ˈwınd ˌtʌnl] n a large enclosed passage where engineers test aircraft etc by forcing air past them …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • wind tunnel — wind′ tun nel [[t]wɪnd[/t]] n. aer. a tubular chamber in which scale model aircraft or other objects can be suspended and studied to determine their aerodynamic response to airflow of controlled velocity …   From formal English to slang

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