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aer·o·foil

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

(ˈɛərəʊˌfɔɪl) or

airfoil

n
(Aeronautics) a cross section of an aileron, wing, tailplane, or rotor blade
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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
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Translations

aerofoil

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

nTragflügel m; (on racing cars) → Spoiler m
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In 2015 Rolls-Royce announced plans to invest up to PS60m in its facility in Inchinnan to create a new Centre of Competence for the manufacture of aerofoils and a new location for the manufacture of mainline engine shafts.
"Use of aerofoils on open-fronted fridges in lab testing yields a 30 per cent energy saving, with in-store testing typically yielding 15-18 per cent.
The aerofoils, which will be introduced in aisles stocking products such as cheese, yoghurts and meat, will account for an energy reduction that equates to more than 320 million kettles boiled.
AERODYNAMIC CHARACTERISTICS OF AEROFOILS", NACA TR-93.
Liebeck, "Design of subsonic aerofoils for high lift," Journal of Aircraft, vol.
Fully automated forging of gas turbine compressor aerofoils, from billet to finished forging, is now being undertaken by Rolls-Royce Inchinnan.
One question was how to achieve the thin trailing edge needed on the aerofoils. At first we tried to do this directly on the ALM machine, but inevitably ended up with a very weak and raggy edge.
Increasingly, cab roof aerofoils are fitted to rigid trucks in order to improve vehicle aerodynamics and fuel efficiency.
The model features a new colour scheme for chassis, wheels and bodywork combined with carbon fibre panels and carbon fibre aerofoils, chromoly aerofoil wishbones, integrated function steering wheel, Alcon four-piston brake calipers, and Dymag magnesium wheels.
Mettis will also supply forged aerofoils for the LM6000 industrial gas turbine.
The authors also assume that this baseline design contains two types of aerofoils as illustrated in table 7; NACA 67-1015 and NACA 66-008 are applied for the inboard and outboard sections as shown in figures 14, 15 and 16.
Among the exhibitors were SPA Aerofoils from Packing-ton near Lichfield, Zeus Aluminium Products from Stour-bridge and Titanium International from Birmingham.