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pod, in aviation

pod,

in aviation: see airplaneairplane,
 aeroplane,
or aircraft,
heavier-than-air vehicle, mechanically driven and fitted with fixed wings that support it in flight through the dynamic action of the air.
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.

pod, in botany

pod

or

legume,

dehiscent fruitfruit,
matured ovary of the pistil of a flower, containing the seed. After the egg nucleus, or ovum, has been fertilized (see fertilization) and the embryo plantlet begins to form, the surrounding ovule (see pistil) develops into a seed and the ovary wall (pericarp) around the
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 of a member of the family Leguminosae (pulsepulse,
in botany, common name for members of the Fabaceae (Leguminosae), a large plant family, called also the pea, or legume, family. Numbering about 650 genera and 17,000 species, the family is third largest, after the asters and the orchids.
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 family). At maturity the pod splits along its two seams and releases the enclosed seeds.

pod

[päd]
(aerospace engineering)
An enclosure, housing, or detachable container of some kind on an airplane or space vehicle, as an engine pod.
(botany)
A dry dehiscent fruit; a legume.
(design engineering)
The socket for a bit in a brace.
A straight groove in the barrel of a pod auger.
(geology)
An orebody of elongate, lenticular shape. Also known as podiform orebody.

pod

A streamlined container carried on pylon, strut, aircraft hard point, or other attachments entirely outside the airframe. A pod may house weapons such as rockets and guns, in-flight refueling equipment, reconnaissance sensors, ECM (electronic countermeasure) equipment, and similar systems.

pod

1
1. 
a. the fruit of any leguminous plant, consisting of a long two-valved case that contains seeds and splits along both sides when ripe
b. the seedcase as distinct from the seeds
2. any similar fruit
3. a streamlined structure attached by a pylon to an aircraft and used to house a jet engine (podded engine), fuel tank, armament, etc.
4. an enclosed cabin suspended from a cable or a big wheel, for carrying passengers

pod

2
a small group of animals, esp seals, whales, or birds

pod

3
1. a straight groove along the length of certain augers and bits
2. the socket that holds the bit in a boring tool

pod

Not to be confused with P.O.D..

1. <printer> (Allegedly from abbreviation POD for "Prince Of Darkness") A Diablo 630 (or, latterly, any letter-quality impact printer). From the DEC-10 PODTYPE program used to feed formatted text to it.

2. <text> Plain Old Documentation.