arrester hook

noun
a restraint that slows airplanes as they land on the flight deck of an aircraft carrier
Syn: ↑arrester
Derivationally related forms: ↑arrest (for: ↑arrester)
Hypernyms: ↑restraint, ↑constraint
Part Holonyms: ↑aircraft carrier, ↑carrier, ↑flattop, ↑attack aircraft carrier

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noun
: a retractable hook on the underside of the tail of a carrier-based airplane extended in landing to engage an arresting-gear cable on the deck of the carrier

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arrester hook noun
A hook put out from an aircraft alighting on an aircraft-carrier, to catch on the arrester gear
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Main Entry:arrest

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