Definition of bird strike in English:

bird strike

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noun

A collision between a bird and an aircraft: 40 per cent of bird strikes involve gulls [mass noun]: for a small aircraft, bird strike is a problem
More example sentences
  • Since 1972, when AEDC's Bird Impact Range began operating, a representative transparency from nearly every type of U.S. military aircraft has been bird-strike tested.
  • Councillor Carty said it was too simplistic for sceptics to suggest that moving the dump a kilometre or two would eliminate the possibility of bird-strike on an aircraft.
  • For what material do aircraft manufacturers turn to in order to test the resilience of their designs against the very real threat of bird-strikes and collisions with fast-moving debris?

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