box kite

box kite
noun Date: 1897 a tailless kite consisting of two or more open-ended connected boxes

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  • Box kite — A kite, invented by Lawrence Hargrave, of Sydney, Australia, which consist of two light rectangular boxes, or cells open on two sides, and fastened together horizontally. Called also {Hargrave kite}, or {cellular kite}. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • box kite — n. a kite with an oblong, box shaped framework, open at the ends and along the middle …   English World dictionary

  • Box kite — Diagram of a box kite Hargrave (seated) and Swain demonstrate the Hargrave box kite, November 1894 …   Wikipedia

  • box kite — noun a kite shaped like a box open at both ends • Hypernyms: ↑kite * * * noun : a kite without a tail much used formerly in meteorology and consisting of two or more open ended connected boxes called also cellular kite, Hargrave kite, tetrahedral …   Useful english dictionary

  • box kite — a tailless kite consisting of two or more light, box shaped frames joined together, covered except at the ends and around the middle. [1895 1900] * * * …   Universalium

  • box kite — noun a tailless kite in the form of a long box open at each end …   English new terms dictionary

  • box kite — /ˈbɒks kaɪt/ (say boks kuyt) noun a kite consisting of a light, box shaped frame, covered except on the ends and a space along the middle …  

  • Hargrave box kite —        kite designed, built, and flown by the aeronautical pioneer Lawrence Hargrave (Hargrave, Lawrence) in the 1890s.       Hargrave began his experiments with kites in 1893. His goal was to build a kite so efficient that it would advance into… …   Universalium

  • Box tail — (A[ e]ronautics) In a flying machine, a tail or rudder, usually fixed, resembling a box kite. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • box tail — box tail, a tail or rudder used on certain early aircraft and shaped somewhat like a box kite …   Useful english dictionary

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