pitot tube


pitot tube

noun

  1. (often lowercase) an instrument for measuring fluid velocity, consisting of a narrow tube, one end of which is open and faces upstream, the other end being connected to a manometer.

noun

  1. a small tube placed in a fluid with its open end upstream and the other end connected to a manometer. It measures the total pressure of the fluid
  2. short for Pitot-static tube, esp one fitted to an aircraft

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