coffin corner


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coffin corner

[′kȯ·fən ‚kȯr·nər]
(aerospace engineering)
The range of Mach numbers between the buffeting Mach number and the stalling Mach number within which an aircraft must be operated.
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diss.: Ohio State University, 1996), 64-104; Bob Gill and Ted Maher, "Not Only the Ball Was Brown: Black Players in Minor League Football, 1933-46," The Coffin Corner 5 (Spring 1989): 12-14.
We do this by first kicking the ball deep into the "coffin corner" - as close to the sideline as possible without letting it go out-of-bounds.
On their first trip, the three found themselves in "Coffin Corner," the most vulnerable position in the convoy, and the knowledge that they might be attacked at any moment quickly translated into a continual preoccupation with anything that might serve as a distraction.
As it moved round the bend with the river-flow pulling it - at the stretch known locally as Coffin Corner because of its effective record of fish - I saw a silver flash just where my fly was swimming.
Coffin Corner: The True Story of Kenneth Horrigan, World War II POW in Stalag 17B.
Punting to a coffin corner can help narrow the area to be covered and put the ball out of bounds inside the 10-yard-line.
The flies I was casting were sweeping across the river and as they were skimming around the far corner of the pool - known as coffin corner - I felt a heavy weight on my line; I knew it was a big fish.
This made the flies move in a very attractive manner especially as they fished around a corner - often referred to as coffin corner!