Definitions for "PITOT TUBE"
Device consisting of two tubes used to measure velocity pressure. One tube measures total air stream pressure, the other measures static pressure. When both tubes are connected across a differential pressure-measuring device, static pressure is compensated and velocity pressure only is measured.
An instrument that will register total pressure and static pressure in a gas stream, used to determine its velocity.
A small angled tube toward the front of an aircraft which senses air pressure, velocity and other parameters.