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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]
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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
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