aerofoil

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n aerofoil a device that provides reactive force when in motion relative to the surrounding air; can lift or control a plane in flight
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Aërofoil A plane or arched surface for sustaining bodies by its movement through the air; a spread wing, as of a bird.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
AĆ«ro-, + foil,

Usage

In literature:

One pair of wings forming one aerofoil surface.
"The Theory and Practice of Model Aeroplaning" by V. E. Johnson
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