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delta wing
a QF-106 US Air Force aircraft

delta wing

n.
A single-wing configuration in the shape of an isosceles triangle used on certain aircraft.

delta wing

n
(Aeronautics) a triangular sweptback aircraft wing

del′ta wing`


n.
a triangularly shaped surface that serves as both wing and horizontal stabilizer of a space vehicle and some supersonic aircraft.
[1945–50]
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Noun1.delta wing - an airplane with wings that give it the appearance of an isosceles triangle
aeroplane, airplane, plane - an aircraft that has a fixed wing and is powered by propellers or jets; "the flight was delayed due to trouble with the airplane"
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delta wing

nala a delta
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