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Pitot-static tube

[pee-toh-stat-ik, pee-toh-] /ˈpi toʊˈstæt ɪk, piˈtoʊ-/
noun, (often lowercase) Aeronautics
a device combining a Pitot tube with a static tube: used to measure airspeed.
Origin of Pitot-static tube
1970-75; see Pitot tube Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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British Dictionary definitions for Pitot-static tube

Pitot-static tube

combined Pitot and static pressure tubes placed in a fluid flow to measure the total and static pressures. The difference in pressures, as recorded on a manometer or airspeed indicator, indicates the fluid velocity Also called Pitot tube
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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