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To bank to the left, a pilot must raise the left aileron and lower the right aileron.
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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(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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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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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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|Noun||1.||aileron - 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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aileron[ˈeɪlərɒn] N → alerón 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
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