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aileron
To bank to the left, a pilot must raise the left aileron and lower the right aileron.

ai·le·ron

 (ā′lə-rŏn′)
n.
Either of two movable flaps on the wings of an airplane that can be used to control the plane's rolling and banking movements.

[French, diminutive of aile, wing, from Old French, from Latin āla.]

aileron

(ˈeɪlərɒn)
n
(Aeronautics) a flap hinged to the trailing edge of an aircraft wing to provide lateral control, as in a bank or roll
[C20: from French, diminutive of aile wing]

ai•ler•on

(ˈeɪ ləˌrɒn)

n.
a movable surface near the trailing edge of an aircraft wing, used to control roll and to perform banks.
[1905–10; < French, =ail(e) (see aisle) + -eron diminutive suffix]

ai·le·ron

(ā′lə-rŏn′)
A small section of the back edge of an airplane wing that can be moved up or down to control the plane's rolling and tilting movements.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.aileron - an airfoil that controls lateral motionaileron - an airfoil that controls lateral motion
aerofoil, airfoil, control surface, surface - a device that provides reactive force when in motion relative to the surrounding air; can lift or control a plane in flight
wing - one of the horizontal airfoils on either side of the fuselage of an airplane
Translations

aileron

[ˈeɪlərɒn] Nalerón m

aileron

[ˈeɪlərɒn] n [aircraft wing] → aileron m

aileron

n (Aviat) → Querruder nt

aileron

[ˈeɪlərɒn] n (Aer) → alettone m
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