air pocket


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  • noun

Synonyms for air pocket

a local region of low pressure or descending air that causes a plane to lose height suddenly

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But Michael Coull, duty watch manager, told BBC Radio Scotland: "The fact that the vessel is still afloat would suggest that there's a possibility that there's still some air pockets inside the vessel.
Firefighters said the dog found an air pocket and emerged safe and well after they reached it by drilling a hole in the slipway.
A teenage surfer later dived under the boat and reached Lee in the air pocket but he was unable to help him escape.
Victims can create an air pocket by cupping a hand in front of their face, before the avalanche stops.
He was lucky because he was so low to the ground that he found an air pocket which he could breathe.
THE driver of a crashed car survived being trapped upside-down underwater for 14 hours by climbing into an air pocket near the boot.
They used a coat hanger sterilised with brandy, Sellotape, and a bottle of water to deflate the potentially fatal air pocket around her lung which was preventing it from inflating.
A MOTORIST crawled into the boot of his car to get to an air pocket after he swerved off a road and landed upside down in a drainage ditch.
In an interview yesterday he described how he and his son scrambled to put on life jackets in an air pocket under the boat.
However, these facts still escape the air pocket between their ears.
SOLUTION--Rolf Krack, Process Engineer for Schaufler, used FLOW-3D[R] for its ability to accurately track sharp liquid interfaces through arbitrary deformations, making it possible to detect the formation of vortices that cause recirculating metal surfaces to come in contact repeatedly and solidify while flowing, increasing the air pocket formation and trapping of inclusions.
A dog presumed drowned after its owner's boat overturned has survived - after spending more than 36 hours trapped in an air pocket.
The 'ZaGrill's patent pending double heat shield provides a protective air pocket between the grill and the pizza which prevents burning, while ensuring a crisp crust and evenly melted cheese.
We hope there might be an air pocket and that we might find some survivors," said civil defence spokesman Sergio Simoes.
They used a coathanger, sterilised with brandy, Sellotape, and a bottle of water to deflate the potentially fatal air pocket around her lung which was preventing it from inflating.