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vent

 [vent]
an opening or outlet, such as an opening that discharges pus, or the anus.

vent

(vent),
An opening into a cavity or canal, especially one through which the contents of such a cavity are discharged, as the anus.
[O. Fr. fente, a chink, cleft]

vent

(vĕnt)
n.
1. An opening permitting the escape of fumes, a liquid, a gas, or steam.
2. Zoology The excretory opening of the digestive tract in animals such as birds, reptiles, amphibians, and fish.
v. vented, venting, vents
v.tr.
1. To release or discharge (steam, for example) through an opening.
2. To provide with a vent.
v.intr.
To be released or discharged through an opening.

vent′er n.

vent

Ventilation, ventilator

vent

(vent)
An opening into a cavity or canal, especially one through which the contents of such a cavity are discharged, such as the anus.
[O. Fr. fente, a chink, cleft]
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While instruments age and become inaccurate, a faulty pitot tube and static port can distort the information presented to related gauges, whether they're digital or analog.
Multiple static ports and/or systems do reduce the chances of a blockage, but static lines are pretty narrow and water can work its way far into the system.
Instead, the ASI will indicate airspeeds slower than the aircraft's actual airspeed when the airplane is above the altitude at which the static ports became blocked.
The same may be true of a blocked static port. Most of the aircraft we fly don't have heated static ports to remove ice or moisture, and most such blockages won't be affected even if they did.
Get a little ice over the static ports and you'll lose all altitude indication; airspeed indications maybe inaccurate, also--you'll need to open the alternate static port and make altitude calibration corrections as needed.