canopy


canopy
i. The transparent cover over the cockpit of an airplane—fixed, hinged, or sliding and sometimes jettisonable by power. It also protects the occupants from airstream. In pressurized aircraft, a canopy helps hold and maintain cockpit pressure.
ii. The umbrella-like fabric body of a parachute, which provides high air-drag when deployed. It is usually made of nylon and supports the parachutists or load during the descent. It is the main deployable body of a parachute.

Aviation dictionary. 2014.

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  • Canopy — may refer to: Aircraft canopy, transparent enclosure over aircraft cockpit Baldachin, cloth or permanent architectural feature that hangs over altar or throne as symbol of authority Camper shell, raised, rigid covering for the rear bed of a… …   Wikipedia

  • Canopy — • An ornamental covering of cloth, stone, wood, or metal, used to crown an altar, throne, pulpit, or statue Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Canopy     Canopy      …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Canopy — Can o*py (k[a^]n [ o]*p[y^]), n.; pl. {Canopies} ( p[i^]z). [OE. canapie, F. canap[ e] sofa, OF. conop[ e]e, conopeu, conopieu, canopy, vail, pavilion (cf. It. canop[ e] canopy, sofa), LL. conopeum a bed with mosquito curtains, fr. Gr. kwnwpei^on …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • canopy — [kan′ə pē] n. pl. canopies [ME canape < ML canapeum < L conopeum < Gr kōnōpeion, couch with mosquito curtains, dim. of kōnōps, gnat] 1. a drapery, awning, or other rooflike covering fastened above a bed, throne, etc., or held on poles… …   English World dictionary

  • Canopy — Can o*py, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Canopes}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Canopying}.] To cover with, or as with, a canopy. A bank with ivy canopied. Milton. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • canopy — ► NOUN (pl. canopies) 1) a cloth covering hung or held up over a throne or bed. 2) a roof like projection or shelter. 3) the expanding, umbrella like part of a parachute. 4) the uppermost branches of the trees in a forest, forming a roof like… …   English terms dictionary

  • Canopy — er den gennemsigtige kuppelformede skærm over et flys cockpit …   Danske encyklopædi

  • canopy — late 14c., from O.Fr. conope bed curtain (Mod.Fr. canapé), from M.L. canopeum, dissimilated from L. conopeum, from Gk. konopeion Egyptian couch with mosquito curtains, from konops mosquito, gnat, of unknown origin. The same word (canape) in… …   Etymology dictionary

  • canopy — [n] overhanging covering awning, baldachin, cover, marquee, shade, sunshade, umbrella; concepts 440,444 …   New thesaurus

  • Canopy Up — Die Fluglage ist die Lage im dreidimensionalen Raum, die ein Luftfahrzeug gerade einnimmt. Sie ist von besonderer Bedeutung für die Flugsteuerung, da eine stabile Fluglage für den normalen Flug aufgrund der Aerodynamik nur innerhalb gewisser… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • canopy — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ glass ▪ dense, thick ▪ a thick canopy of branches ▪ forest, jungle, leafy, tree …   Collocations dictionary


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