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ca·nard

 (kə-närd′)
n.
1. An unfounded or false, deliberately misleading story.
2.
a. A short winglike control surface projecting from the fuselage of an aircraft, such as a space shuttle, mounted forward of the main wing and serving as a horizontal stabilizer.
b. An aircraft whose horizontal stabilizing surfaces are forward of the main wing.

[French, duck, canard, probably from the phrase vendre un canard à moitié, to sell half a duck, to swindle, from Old French quanart, duck, from caner, to cackle, of imitative origin.]

canard

(kæˈnɑːd; French kanar)
n
1. (Journalism & Publishing) a false report; rumour or hoax
2. (Aeronautics) an aircraft in which the tailplane is mounted in front of the wing
[C19: from French: a duck, hoax, from Old French caner to quack, of imitative origin]

ca•nard

(kəˈnɑrd, -ˈnɑr)

n.
1. a false or baseless, usu. derogatory story, report, or rumor.
2. Aeron.
a. an airplane that has its horizontal stabilizer and elevators located forward of the wing.
b. Also called canard′ wing`. one of two small lifting wings located in front of the main wings.
[1840–50; < French: literally, duck < Old French quanart drake, derivative of caner to cackle (of expressive orig.); probably from the phrase vendre un canard à moieté to half-sell a duck, to deceive]
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Noun1.canard - a deliberately misleading fabrication
fable, fabrication, fiction - a deliberately false or improbable account

canard

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canard

[kæˈnɑːd] Nbulo m, chisme m

canard

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To the inhabitants of the District of Grand Pre, Minas, River Canard,
To comply with this request of holding a few as hostages for the surrender of the whole body, was deemed inconsistent with his instructions; but, as there could be no objection to allow a small number of them to return to their homes, permission was given to them to choose ten for the District of Minas (Horton) and ten for the District of Canard (Cornwallis) to whom leave of absence was given for one day, and on whose return a similar number were indulged in the same manner.
In London that night poor Henderson's telegram describing the gradual unscrewing of the shot was judged to be a canard, and his evening paper, after wiring for authentication from him and receiving no reply--the man was killed--decided not to print a special edition.
Yesterday, former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh himself quashed PM Modi's accusation about the former's clandestine meeting with Pakistani officials, and expressed 'anguish' at 'the canards being spread' by the latter.
The vehicle features a more aggressive nose with canards, a rear diffuser, a full-width rear wing and vortex generators along the back and underside.
La Conservation des forets de la wilaya de Tipasa, en collaboration avec le centre de production cynegetique de Reghaia, vient de proceder a un lacher de canards colverts.
170] proved the existence of canards solution for three-dimensional singularly perturbed systems with two slow variables and one fast variable while using "nonstandard analysis" according to a theorem which stated that canard solutions exist in such systems provided that the pseudo singular point (this concept has been originally introduced by Argemi [4]; see Section 2.
L'un des deux plus grands canards boiteux d'un groupe oo la banque mere est plus que florissante.
A critica moderna chamou esses suportes de canards ("pasquins") de faits divers--utilizacao anacronica de termos emprestados ao circuito jornalistico do seculo XIX, mas que serve, em linhas gerais, para unifica-los e estruturar-lhes uma topica comum: uma atividade intelectual de base sensacionalista, ou quase; uma relacao ambigua com o "fato" jornalistico (que deve muito a dinamica dos rumores); uma ergonomia informativa de tipo imanente e/ou pontual.
Parmi les especes les plus connues figurent les cailles, le vautour, la faune, les faucons et les canards.
Defending himself, he said, "I wish to categorically state that canards and baseless allegations are being spread about alleged inappropriate conversation in the CD.