A slang term for an aircraft carrier.


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PITCH ACCELERATION

The angular acceleration of an aircraft or missile about its lateral, or Y, axis.

NORMAL AXIS

The vertical axis of an aircraft or missile.

NORMAL ACCELERATION

1. The component of the linear acceleration of an aircraft or missile along its normal, or Z, axis. 2. The usual or typical acceleration.

MONITOR

1. An instrument used to measure continuously or at intervals a condition that must be kept within prescribed limits, such as radioactivity at some point in a nuclear reactor, a variable quantity in an automatic process control system, the transmissions in a communication channel or bank, or the position of an aircraft in flight. 2. To use meters or special techniques to measure such a condition. 3. A person who watches a monitor.

LONGITUDINAL STABILITY

The ability of a ship or aircraft to recover a horizontal position after a vertical motion of its ends about a horizontal axis perpendicular to the centerline.

LINE SCANNER

An infrared imaging device which utilizes the motion of a moving platform, such as an aircraft or satellite, to scan infrared radiation from the terrain. Also known as thermal mapper.

VISCOSITY GRADE

Any of a number of systems which characterize lubricants according to viscosity for particular applications, such as industrial oils, gear oils, automotive engine oils, automotive gear oils, and aircraft piston engine oils.

FLIGHT DECK

The flat deck used for the launch and recovery of aircraft.

ESCORT CARRIER

An aircraft carrier, smaller and slower than a fleet carrier, used by some navies in World War II to escort convoys, ferry aircraft, and provide air support for amphibious operations.

AERONAUTICAL RADIOBEACON

A radiobeacon whose service is intended primarily for aircraft

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