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Pitot

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Pitot 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
    • n Pitot French physicist for whom the Pitot tube was named (1695-1771)
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Usage

In literature:

Monsieur Pitot, who was intimate with the country gentlemen, made the stages easy, and several visits were paid by the way.
"The Life of Captain Matthew Flinders" by Ernest Scott
His friend M. Pitot had lately died, but I met many French gentlemen who were acquainted with him.
"Narrative of a Survey of the Intertropical and Western Coasts of Australia] [Volume 2 of 2]" by Phillip Parker King
At M. Pitot's house in the town of Port Louis, the averages in the same February were 86 deg.
"A Voyage to Terra Australis Volume 2" by Matthew Flinders
Or was it a big fellow, very fat, and, yes, if it were Pitot he would probably be drunk?
"The Belovéd Traitor" by Frank L. Packard
Pitot expanded the mouth of the tube so as to form a funnel or bell mouth.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 14, Slice 1" by Various
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In news:

PITOT-STATIC TUBES and VELOCITY-PRESSURE ARRAYS.
Pitot-Tube Technology Helps Maintain Proper Airflow in Fitness Facility.
The 435 Series offers three methods of airflow measurement: pitot tube, hot wire anemometer, and rotating vane probe with flow rates up to 4,000 fpm and temperatures up to 160°F.
You can have photos made with Papa Noel at Les Marches des Fetes on Saturday, Dec 1, from 9 am to 4 pm at the market at, and benefiting, the circa-1799 Pitot House at 1440 Moss St.
When accessible, pitot tubes and static ports should be checked in every preflight.
ENSURE PROPER PITOT -STATIC READINGS.
Prevent pitot tubes from malfunctioning and providing incorrect airspeed readings by clearing them of obstructions and blockages.
The NTSB concluded that the probable cause of this incident was the loss of reliable airspeed indication due to ice accumulation on the air-data/ pitot sensors.
European aviation-safety regulators have decided Goodrich pitot tubes must replace Thales-made pitot tubes on Airbus planes.
Pitot tubes are airspeed-measuring devices, and investigators strongly suspect they were at fault in the recent crash of an Air France-KLM SA jet.
Rummel fundraiser, Pitot House concert and Tulane reception.
Pitot -Tube Technology Helps Maintain Proper Airflow in Fitness Facility.
Named for its inventor, French engineer Henri Pitot, a basic Pitot tube points directly into an air stream.
Pitot tubes are airspeed-measuring devices, and investigators strongly suspect they were at fault in the recent crash of an Air France-KLM SA jet.
Therefore, when measuring the output of an orifice plate meter, a venturi meter, or pitot tube, square root extraction is necessary to linearize the output for use in the control system.
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