One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1The pressure exerted by a fluid, expressed as the height of a column of the fluid which would produce that pressure by virtue of its weight.
2Aeronautics. A pitot-static tube.
Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Journal of the Society of Arts. From pressure + head.
pressure head/ˈprɛʃə ˌhɛd/
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