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flight recorder

an electronic device aboard an aircraft that automatically records some aspects of the aircraft's performance in flight.
Origin of flight recorder
1945-50 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • The plane did not have a flight recorder, nor was it required to have one.
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flight recorder

an electronic device fitted to an aircraft for storing information concerning its performance in flight. It is often used to determine the cause of a crash Also called black box
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