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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

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canard

[kæˈnɑːd] Nbulo m, chisme m

canard

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"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.
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.
His fingers traveled mechanically over the worn keys of his instrument; he did not trouble himself over a false note now and again (a canard , in the language of the orchestra), neither did the dancers, nor, for that matter, did my old Italian's acolytes; for I had made up my mind that he must be Italian, and an Italian he was.
"Come, strike up, Daddy Canard!" added the flageolet, and the three began to play.
Un manAuvre agricole, Kabore Yenoussa, a ete pris samedi aux environs de 4H du matin en flagrant delit de vol de poulets et de canards, pour dit-il, preparer la fete de la Tabaski.
Thiruvananthapuram: Former Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy on Tuesday said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi was spreading canards in the AugustaWestland case after being "caught" in the Rafale fighter jet deal.
Leaders indulge in lies and canards. In times of yore, elections were fought on issues.
The dual-spinning projectile consists of two parts, that is, a forebody (with canards) and an afterbody, and the two parts are connected through a ball bearing.
Earlier on December 11, Manmohan Singh quashed the accusation about the former's clandestine meeting with Pakistani officials, and expressed 'anguish' at 'the canards being spread'.
The vehicle features a more aggressive nose with canards, a rear diffuser, a full-width rear wing and vortex generators along the back and underside.
By following the method of Eckhaus [10], Li [15] detected canards with or without heads in a singularly perturbed Lienard system of the following form,