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Definition of the noun aerofoil

What does aerofoil mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: aerofoils

  1. a device that provides reactive force when in motion relative to the surrounding air; can lift or control a plane in flight
    • lexical domain: Artifacts - nouns denoting man-made objects
    • synonyms of aerofoil: airfoil / control surface / surface
    • more generic word: device = an instrumentality invented for a particular purpose
    • more specific terms:
      • aileron = an airfoil that controls lateral motion
      • 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
      • horizontal stabiliser / horizontal stabilizer / tailplane = the horizontal airfoil of an aircraft's tail assembly that is fixed and to which the elevator is hinged
      • 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
      • 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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Alternative definition of the noun aerofoil

noun

  1. A structure shaped to produce lift when moving in air.
  2. A wing of an aircraft.

Specialised definition of the noun aerofoil

Glossary of sports

a part of an aircraft's or other vehicle's surface that acts on the air to provide lift or control (2006. Dictionary of Sport and Exercise Science. A&C Black Publishers Ltd)

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Google previewIllustrated Encyclopedia of Applied and Engineering Physics, Three-Volume Set (2017)

by Robert Splinter

Aerofoil section 43 A...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Aerodynamics (2015)

by Frank Hitchens

Aerofoil The British favour the term aerofoil as opposed to the American term airfoil . Both terms have the same meaning when referring to wing-shaped objects such as control surfaces, wings or turbine blades, etc . See Airfoils. Aerofoil section ...

Google previewDyke's Automobile and Gasoline Engine Encyclopedia (1920)

by Andrew Lee Dyke

AILERONS BRACING V STRUT MAIN SUPPORTING UPPISH WINGS OR AEROFOIL Fig. 2a — A gun tunnel is provided in some of the German make of machines. Side view ehowlng aaohlne gune Fig. 2: Gotha "pusher" type biplane: Length ...

Google previewNew Websterian 1912 Dictionary (1912)

Based Upon the Unabridged Dictionary of Noah Webster : with a Reference Library and Treasury of Facts by Noah Webster, Harry Thurston Peck

phugoid curve, a curve showing the flignt-path of an aerofoil. pitch (pitch), the distance through which a given point of a propeller advances during one revolution, parallel to the axis, in a solid nut. plane (plan), ...

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Scrabble value of A1E1R1O1F4O1I1L1

The value of this 8-letter word is 11 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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