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Noun: Pitot tube
  1. Measuring instrument consisting of a combined Pitot tube and static tube that measures total and static pressure; used in aircraft to measure airspeed
    - Pitot-static tube, Pitot head
  2. Measuring instrument consisting of a right-angled tube with an open end that is directed in opposition to the flow of a fluid and used to measure the velocity of fluid flow
    - Pitot

Derived forms: Pitot tubes

Type of: measuring device, measuring instrument, measuring system

Encyclopedia: Pitot tube