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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]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.canard - a deliberately misleading fabrication
fable, fabrication, fiction - a deliberately false or improbable account

canard

noun
Translations

canard

[kæˈnɑːd] Nbulo m, chisme m

canard

n(Zeitungs)ente f
References in classic literature ?
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.
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.
Parmi l'avifaune qui frequente la daya, les canards, les fuligules, la sarcelle d'hiver, etc.
The model features a larger rear wing, new wheels, a front with a more prominent front splitter and large canards.
Wrong news items and canards are being circulated by a section of the media, particularly some news channels, to target her government.
Parmi les especes les plus connues figurent les cailles, le vautour, la faune, les faucons et les canards.
TAKING note of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's lament at the Congress Working Committee ( CWC) meeting on Monday that the party should " educate the public about the canards and falsehoods being spread by those opposed to us", the Congress has decided to distribute booklets outlining the achievements of the UPA II government across the country.