HyperDic: airfoil

English > 1 sense of the word airfoil:
NOUNartifactairfoil, aerofoil, control surface, surfacea device that provides reactive force when in motion relative to the surrounding air
airfoil > pronunciation
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English > airfoil: 1 sense > noun 1, artifact
MeaningA device that provides reactive force when in motion relative to the surrounding air; can lift or control a plane in flight.
Synonymsaerofoil, control surface, surface
Partsleading edgeForward edge of an airfoil
trailing edgeThe rear edge of an airfoil
NarroweraileronAn airfoil that controls lateral motion
elevatorThe airfoil on the tailplane of an aircraft that makes it ascend or descend
flap, flapsA movable airfoil that is part of an aircraft wing
horizontal stabilizer, horizontal stabiliser, tailplaneThe horizontal airfoil of an aircraft's tail assembly that is fixed and to which the elevator is hinged
rotor blade, rotary wingThe long airfoil that rotates to provide the lift that supports a helicopter in the air
rudderA hinged vertical airfoil mounted at the tail of an aircraft and used to make horizontal course changes
spoilerA hinged airfoil on the upper surface of an aircraft wing that is raised to reduce lift and increase drag
spoilerAn airfoil mounted on the rear of a car to reduce lift at high speeds
stabilizerairfoil consisting of a device for stabilizing an aircraft
vertical tailThe vertical airfoil in the tail assembly of an aircraft
wingOne of the horizontal airfoils on either side of the fuselage of an airplane
BroaderdeviceAn instrumentality invented for a particular purpose
Spanishperfil aerodinámico, perfil alar

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