droop nose


droop nose
A nose designed to hinge down for low-speed flights and during takeoffs and landings to provide improved forward visibility, as in the Concord supersonic transport aircraft. Also called a droop snoot.

Aviation dictionary. 2014.

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  • droop nose — (informal droop snoot) noun (aeronautics) A cockpit section hinged onto the main fuselage to provide downward visibility at low speeds • • • Main Entry: ↑droop * * * droop nose or droop snoot, an aircraft nose or foremost point that can be… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Droop-nose — The Droop Nose was a distinctive feature of both Concorde, the Moxon and the Tu 144. When these aircraft were in service, the pilot would lower the nose to improve visibility of the runway and taxiways. When in flight, the nose would be raised.… …   Wikipedia

  • droop snoot — droop nose (informal droop snoot) noun (aeronautics) A cockpit section hinged onto the main fuselage to provide downward visibility at low speeds • • • Main Entry: ↑droop * * * droop nose or droop snoot, an aircraft nose or foremost point that… …   Useful english dictionary

  • droop snoot — A nose designed to hinge down for low speed flights and during takeoffs and landings to provide improved forward visibility, as in the Concord supersonic transport aircraft. Also called a droop nose …   Aviation dictionary

  • Nose-jewels — were only mentioned in the Bible in Isa. 3:21, although referred to in Gen. 24:47,Prov. 11:22, Hos. 2:13.They were among the most valued of ancient female ornaments.They were made of ivory or metal, and occasionally jewelled.They were more than… …   Wikipedia

  • Nose-jewel — A nose jewel is a piece of jewellery that was worn on a woman s nose in the Bible. They are mentioned in Isaiah 3:21, and referred to in Ezekiel 16:12, Genesis 24:47, Proverbs 11:22, and Hosea 2:13. They were among the most valued of female… …   Wikipedia

  • droop — v. & n. v. 1 intr. & tr. hang or allow to hang down; languish, decline, or sag, esp. from weariness. 2 intr. a (of the eyes) look downwards. b poet. (of the sun) sink. 3 intr. lose heart; be dejected; flag. n. 1 a drooping attitude. 2 a loss of… …   Useful english dictionary

  • droop-snoot — n. informal a downward sloping nose of an aircraft or motor vehicle, esp. one that is of variable pitch, giving an efficient aerodynamic profile Derivatives: droop snooted adj …   Useful english dictionary

  • Nose-jewels —    Only mentioned in Isa. 3:21, although refered to in Gen. 24:47, Prov. 11:22, Hos. 2:13. They were among the most valued of ancient female ornaments. They were made of ivory or metal, and occasionally jewelled. They were more than an inch in… …   Easton's Bible Dictionary

  • Ricochet Rabbit & Droop-a-Long — s Title Card Genre Cartoon Western Created by …   Wikipedia


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