dive brake


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n dive brake a small parachute or articulated flap to reduce the speed of an aircraft
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In literature:

He cleverly "side-slipped" in mid-air, and let the rook, braking wildly, go diving by.
"The Way of the Wild" by F. St. Mars
The jet fighter was coming up astern, dive brakes extended to reduce its speed.
"Space Platform" by Murray Leinster
Well, they calculated to set the dive brakes at twelve degrees at the point where Lynds was.
"What Need of Man?" by Harold Calin