Definition of Pitot tube

1. Noun. 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.

Exact synonyms: Pitot
Generic synonyms: Measuring Device, Measuring Instrument, Measuring System



2. Noun. Measuring instrument consisting of a combined Pitot tube and static tube that measures total and static pressure; used in aircraft to measure airspeed.

Definition of Pitot tube

1. Noun. (aviation) A pressure measuring instrument used to measure fluid flow velocity, especially used to determine the airspeed of an aircraft. ¹

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Medical Definition of Pitot tube

1. A stationary L-shaped tube inserted in a fluid stream, with its opening upstream, and used for measuring the velocity of fluid movement at that point in terms of the pressure developed in the tube by the fluid impinging on it, compared to a second tube opening laterally or downstream. (05 Mar 2000)

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Literary usage of Pitot tube

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Transactions of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers by American Society of Mechanical Engineers (1914)
"(column 12) K is taken from column 14 73 Column 18 gives the mean velocity head as measured by the pitot tube using the pitot tube static pressure. ..."

2. Standard Methods of Chemical Analysis: A Manual of Analytical Methods and by Wilfred Welday Scott (1922)
"They, however, like some of the others, cannot be used with corrosive gases, being constructed of metal; hence the Pitot tube, rotameter and ..."

3. Dyke's Automobile and Gasoline Engine Encyclopedia by Andrew Lee Dyke (1920)
"The Schebler Plain Tube Carburetor With Pitot tube Principle. This model Is known as the "model Ford A" and differs from the average carburetor. ..."

4. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1918)
"... Pitot tube, a tube with an end open square to the fluid stream; used as a detector of an impact pressure. More usually associated with a concentric tube ..."

5. Mechanical Laboratory Methods: The Testing of Instruments and Machines in by Julian Chase Smallwood (1922)
"Pitot tube. The height H thus becomes a measure of velocity and therefore quantity. If the stream is in a closed conduit, the water may be under a pressure ..."

6. Industrial Arts Index by H.W. Wilson Company (1914)
"FL Busey. plan Power 37:166-8 F 4 '13 Use of Pitot tube In air measurements. L. Loeb. ... Pitot tube ..."

7. A Treatise on Hydraulics by Hector James Hughes, Arthur Truman Safford (1911)
"The Pitot tube. If a tube of glass or smooth metal, open at both ends and bent through 90°, is held in running water with one leg horizontal, ..."

8. Transactions of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers by American Society of Mechanical Engineers (1914)
"(column 12) K is taken from column 14 73 Column 18 gives the mean velocity head as measured by the pitot tube using the pitot tube static pressure. ..."

9. Standard Methods of Chemical Analysis: A Manual of Analytical Methods and by Wilfred Welday Scott (1922)
"They, however, like some of the others, cannot be used with corrosive gases, being constructed of metal; hence the Pitot tube, rotameter and ..."

10. Dyke's Automobile and Gasoline Engine Encyclopedia by Andrew Lee Dyke (1920)
"The Schebler Plain Tube Carburetor With Pitot tube Principle. This model Is known as the "model Ford A" and differs from the average carburetor. ..."

11. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1918)
"... Pitot tube, a tube with an end open square to the fluid stream; used as a detector of an impact pressure. More usually associated with a concentric tube ..."

12. Mechanical Laboratory Methods: The Testing of Instruments and Machines in by Julian Chase Smallwood (1922)
"Pitot tube. The height H thus becomes a measure of velocity and therefore quantity. If the stream is in a closed conduit, the water may be under a pressure ..."

13. Industrial Arts Index by H.W. Wilson Company (1914)
"FL Busey. plan Power 37:166-8 F 4 '13 Use of Pitot tube In air measurements. L. Loeb. ... Pitot tube ..."

14. A Treatise on Hydraulics by Hector James Hughes, Arthur Truman Safford (1911)
"The Pitot tube. If a tube of glass or smooth metal, open at both ends and bent through 90°, is held in running water with one leg horizontal, ..."

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