What does Air brakes mean?

Air brakes meaning in Sports Dictionary

employed by a pilot to control their rate of descent whenever landing. They're usually put above either above or below the wings and, whenever extended, they dump raise from wings while increasing the rate of descent. (sport: Gliding)

Sentence Examples with the word Air brakes

The use of automatic couplers for freight cars throughout the United States, introduced in 1893-1900, greatly reduced the number of deaths and injuries in coupling, and the use of air brakes on freight cars, now universal, has reduced the risk to the men by making it less necessary for them to ride on the roofs of high box-cars, while at the same time it has made it possible to run long trains with fewer men; but except in these two features the freight service in America continues to be a dangerous occupation.

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