Definition of airspeed in English:


Line breaks: air|speed
Pronunciation: /ˈɛəspiːd


[mass noun]
  • The speed of an aircraft relative to the air through which it is moving. Compare with ground speed.
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    • Slowly and laboriously the aircraft gained airspeed as the needle crept past stalling speed.
    • Since we know our aircraft's true airspeed to be 120 knots, we have everything we need to solve the equation.
    • During take off, the computer will relay his ground speed, airspeed and height from the runway.

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