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Er sha¨t } Airslide conveyor [MECH ENG] An air-activated gravity-type conveyor, of the Fuller Company, using low-pressure air to aerate or fluidize pulverized material to a degree which will permit it to flow on a slight incline by the force of gravity. { ¦er slı¯d kən¦va¯иər } air space [ENG] An enclosed space containing air in a wall for thermal insulation. { ¦er ¦spa¯s } airspeed head [ENG] Any instrument or device, usually a pitot tube, mounted on an aircraft for receiving the static and dynamic pressures of the air used by the airspeed indicator.

A¯nиjəl ekиo¯ } 23 angle back-pressure valve [MECH ENG] A backpressure valve with its outlet opening at right angles to its inlet opening. { aŋиgəl bak preshиər valv } angle bar [BUILD] An upright bar at the meeting of two faces of a polygonal window, bay window, or bow window. { aŋиgəl ba¨r } angle bead [BUILD] A strip, usually of metal or wood, set at the corner of a plaster wall to protect the corner or serve as a guide to float the plaster flush with it. { aŋиgəl be¯d } angle beam [ENG] Ultrasonic waves transmitted for the inspection of a metallic surface at an angle measured from the beam center line to a normal to the test surface.

Al timиədиər sedиiŋ } altimeter-setting indicator [ENG] A precision aneroid barometer calibrated to indicate directly the local altimeter setting. { al timиədиər ¦sedи iŋ inиdə ka¯dиər } altimetry [ENG] The measurement of heights in the atmosphere (altitude), generally by an altimeter. { al timиəиtre¯ } altitude Abbreviated alt. [ENG] 1. Height, measured as distance along the extended earth’s radius above a given datum, such as average sea level. 2. Angular displacement above the horizon measured by an altitude curve.

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