Definition of wind tunnel in English:

wind tunnel

Line breaks: wind tun¦nel
Pronunciation: /ˈwɪndtʌnl


  • A tunnel-like apparatus for producing an airstream of known velocity past models of aircraft, buildings, etc., in order to investigate flow or the effect of wind on the full-size object.
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    • During those short nine months, numerous then-revolutionary testing methods - including a wind tunnel, and a full-size fuselage mock-up - were undertaken.
    • Hibbard listened to the young designer and sent Johnson and the model back to the wind tunnel for further testing.
    • Put that wing in a wind tunnel and measure the effect of various wind speeds and you have a simulation.

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