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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.]
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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]
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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]
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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.
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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
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Translations

aileron

[ˈeɪlərɒn] Nalerón m
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

aileron

[ˈeɪlərɒn] n [aircraft wing] → aileron m
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

aileron

n (Aviat) → Querruder nt
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

aileron

[ˈeɪlərɒn] n (Aer) → alettone m
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
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