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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

noun
Translations

canard

[kæˈnɑːd] Nbulo m, chisme m

canard

n(Zeitungs)ente f
References in classic literature ?
"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.
Wechselberger, "Giant squid-hidden canard: the 3D geometry of the Hodgkin-Huxley model," Biological Cybernetics, vol.
A definicao de canard aceita aqui e aquela dada por Jean-Pierre Seguin:
These forces are expressed in the body-fixed frame and split into contributions due to weight (W), body, and canard (C) aerodynamic forces, respectively.
(http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/articles/379060/20120830/nicolas-sarkozy-morgan-stanley-job-200-000.htm) Le Canard Enchaine is a mixed satirical and investigative weekly, which often (http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/articles/516292/20131023/france-fn-marine-le-pen-campaign-cost.htm) unveils Paris political elite's dirty laundry .
The Trinamool chief accused the Congress of spreading canard against her party because it had opposed FDI in retail, petrol price hike and interference in the federal structure.
In December, an independent French weekly, Le Canard enchaine, revealed that the US, Israeli and British spy agencies have been directly involved in the recent terrorist attacks against Iranian scientists.
After a week of hearing Moslems say that rebuilding a synagogue in the Old City of Jeusalem is a provocation--and the canard that it is on top of a mosque--here is the real saga of the Hurva, a very Jewish tale.