- air scoop
: an air-duct inlet or cowl that projects from an outer surface of an aircraft or automobile in such a way as to utilize the dynamic pressure of the airstream in maintaining a flow of air (as to a power plant or a ventilating system)
* * *an air intake that projects into the airflow around a motor vehicle or aircraft in such a way as to provide a steady flow of air for combustion or ventilation.[1915-20]
* * *air scoop,a shovellike opening that conveys a flow of air to an aircraft engine during flight.
Useful english dictionary. 2012.
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