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Pitot tube

  

      n  
1    a small tube placed in a fluid with its open end upstream and the other end connected to a manometer. It measures the total pressure of the fluid  
2       short for       Pitot-static tube   esp. one fitted to an aircraft   esp. one fitted to an aircraft  
     (C18: named after its inventor, Henri Pitot (1695--1771), French physicist)  
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Pitot-static tube  
      n   combined Pitot and static pressure tubes placed in a fluid flow to measure the total and static pressures. The difference in pressures, as recorded on a manometer or airspeed indicator, indicates the fluid velocity,   (Also called)    Pitot tube         

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Pitt, piton, pit, pitta

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n.
a patient who lost is tracheal reflexes by general anesthesia or Coma ; state whos trache has been protected by a tube that permits artificial ventilation.
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