aerofoil


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aer·o·foil

 (âr′ə-foil′)
n. Chiefly British
Variant of airfoil.

aerofoil

(ˈɛərəʊˌfɔɪl) or

airfoil

n
(Aeronautics) a cross section of an aileron, wing, tailplane, or rotor blade
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Noun1.aerofoil - a device that provides reactive force when in motion relative to the surrounding airaerofoil - a device that provides reactive force when in motion relative to the surrounding air; can lift or control a plane in flight
aileron - an airfoil that controls lateral motion
device - an instrumentality invented for a particular purpose; "the device is small enough to wear on your wrist"; "a device intended to conserve water"
elevator - the airfoil on the tailplane of an aircraft that makes it ascend or descend
flaps, flap - a movable airfoil that is part of an aircraft wing; used to increase lift or drag
horizontal stabiliser, horizontal stabilizer, tailplane - the horizontal airfoil of an aircraft's tail assembly that is fixed and to which the elevator is hinged
leading edge - forward edge of an airfoil
rotary wing, rotor blade - the long airfoil that rotates to provide the lift that supports a helicopter in the air
rudder - a hinged vertical airfoil mounted at the tail of an aircraft and used to make horizontal course changes
spoiler - a hinged airfoil on the upper surface of an aircraft wing that is raised to reduce lift and increase drag
spoiler - an airfoil mounted on the rear of a car to reduce lift at high speeds
stabilizer - airfoil consisting of a device for stabilizing an aircraft
trailing edge - the rear edge of an airfoil
vertical tail - the vertical airfoil in the tail assembly of an aircraft
wing - one of the horizontal airfoils on either side of the fuselage of an airplane
Translations

aerofoil

[ˈɛərəʊfɔɪl] airfoil (US) [ˈɛəˌfɔɪl] Nplano m aerodinámico

aerofoil

nTragflügel m; (on racing cars) → Spoiler m
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