pitot tube

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Types of Pitot tubes

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Name for Italian-born French engineer Henri Pitot who invented the device in the early 1700s.

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pitot tube (plural pitot tubes)

  1. (aviation) A pressure measuring instrument used to measure fluid flow velocity, especially used to determine the airspeed of an aircraft.

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