droop nose

a downward-sloping, adjustable aircraft nose, which increases visibility for the pilot during takeoff and landing.
an aircraft with this type of nose.
an adjustable flap at the leading edge of an aircraft wing.
a motor vehicle with a downward-sloping nose.
Also, droop-nose.
Also called droop snoot, droop-snoot, droop-snooter.

droop-nosed, adjective
droop-noser, noun
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