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1. (of a colour) not clear and bright; impure
2. (of an aircraft) having projections into the airstream, such as lowered flaps
Collins Discovery Encyclopedia, 1st edition © HarperCollins Publishers 2005
An aircraft configuration in flight with the undercarriage and/or flaps down. Airbrakes or spoilers may or may not be extended.
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