angle of attack

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angle of attack

n.
The acute angle between the chord of an airfoil and a line representing the undisturbed relative airflow.

angle of attack

n
(Aeronautics) the acute angle between the chord line of an aerofoil and the undisturbed relative airflow. Also called: angle of incidence

an′gle of attack′


n.
the acute angle between the chord of an aircraft wing or other airfoil and the direction of airflow.
[1905–10]
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Noun1.angle of attack - the acute angle between the direction of the undisturbed relative wind and the chord of an airfoil
angle of incidence, incidence angle - the angle that a line makes with a line perpendicular to the surface at the point of incidence