Webster's New World College Dictionary Copyright © 2010 by Wiley Publishing, Inc., Cleveland, Ohio.
an electronic module, designed to survive a crash, fire, etc., that records flight data, as altitude, airspeed, and aircrew conversations
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nounThe American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th edition Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
A crashworthy device that records data about an aircraft's flight, such as airspeed, heading, and the procedures of the pilot. Also called black box.