barber’s pole

The red-and-white-striped needle on an air speed indicator, which indicates the maximum operating speed or VMO . This needle also indicates the maximum operating Mach number above the VMO /MMO changeover level.
Air speed indicator.

Aviation dictionary. 2014.

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  • Barber's pole — A barber s pole is a type of sign used by barbers, a pole with white and red stripes. They have been known to be of different colors. For example, it was common practice to have black and yellow stripes in the City of Baltimore, Maryland until… …   Wikipedia

  • barber's pole — noun striped pole outside a barbershop • Hypernyms: ↑visual signal * * * ˌbarber s ˈpole 7 [barber s pole barber s poles] noun a pole painted with a ↑spiral of red and white that is traditionally hung outside a ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • barber's pole — noun (C) a pole with red and white bands used as a sign outside a barber s shop …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • barber's pole — /ˈbabəz poʊl/ (say bahbuhz pohl) noun a pole painted in red and white, or red, white and blue, spirals, displayed outside a barber s shop …   Australian English dictionary

  • barber's pole — noun a pole painted with spiralling red and white stripes and hung outside barbers shops as a business sign …   English new terms dictionary

  • barber's pole worm — bär bərz .pōl also bar·ber pole worm bər n a nematode stomach worm of the genus Haemonchus (H. contortus) that occurs typically in the abomasum of ruminants (as sheep) and rarely in humans * * * Haemonchus contortus …   Medical dictionary

  • barber's pole worm — noun a nematode worm, Haemonchus contortus, living in the fourth stomach of sheep and goats, and characterised by having prominent white ovaries and uteri twisted around the blood filled intestine …   Australian English dictionary

  • barber's pole worm — noun : a stomach worm (Haemonchus contorbus) …   Useful english dictionary

  • Pole — may refer to:Cylindrical object*A solid cylindrical object with length greater than its diameter e.g: **Barber s pole, advertising a barber shop **Danish pole, a circus prop **Firemen s pole, a wooden pole or a metal tube or pipe installed… …   Wikipedia

  • Pole — Pole, n. [As. p[=a]l, L. palus, akin to pangere to make fast. Cf. {Pale} a stake, {Pact}.] 1. A long, slender piece of wood; a tall, slender piece of timber; the stem of a small tree whose branches have been removed; as, specifically: (a) A… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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