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Pitot tubes (Gumppn)

Definition
Devices for measuring and observing the velocity head of flowing water, consisting essentially of an orifice held so as to point upstream in flowing water and connected with a tube by which the rise of water in the tube above the water surface may be observed. More generally, measuring instrument consisting of a right-angled tube with an open end that is directed in opposition to the flow of a fluid and used to measure the velocity of fluid flow such as pitot tubes on the wing of an airplane used to measure wind speed. (Source: AASHTO Glossary, wordnet.princeton.edu and Team)
Broader Term
Instruments for measuring loads or pressure (Gumpp)
Related Terms (Hierarchical)
Barometers (Gumppb)
Load cells (Gumppe)
Loadometers (Gumpph)
Oedometers (Gumppi)
Piezometers (Gumppj)
Pressiometric probes (Gumppr)
Pressure gages (Gumpps)
Pressure transducers (Gumppt)
Strain gages (Gumppv)