Pitot tubePi·tot tube
- [alsop- t-] a small, -shaped tube which, when inserted vertically into a flowing fluid with its open end facing upstream, measures the total pressure of the fluid and hence, indirectly, the velocity of its flow
- Pitot-static tube
Origin of Pitot tubeafter Henri Pitot (1695-1771), French physicist
A device, essentially a tube set parallel to the direction of fluid-stream movement and attached to a manometer, used to measure the total pressure of the fluid stream.
Origin of Pitot tubeAfter Henri Pitot (1695-1771), French physicist
(plural pitot tubes)
Name for Italian-born French engineer Henri Pitot who invented the device in the early 1700s.