Definition of Aileron

1. Noun. An airfoil that controls lateral motion.

Generic synonyms: Aerofoil, Airfoil, Control Surface, Surface
Group relationships: Wing



Definition of Aileron

1. n. A half gable, as at the end of a penthouse or of the aisle of a church.

Definition of Aileron

1. Noun. hinged part on trailing edge of an airplane wing. Used to control lateral turns. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Aileron

1. a movable control surface on an airplane wing [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Aileron

aikido
aikidoka
aikidos
aikinite
aikona
ail
ailanthic
ailanthus
ailanthus silkworm
ailanthuses
ailanto
ailantos
ailantus
ailantuses
ailed
aileron (current term)
aileron authority
ailerons
aileth
ailette
ailettes
ailin'
ailing
ailings
aillt
aillts
ailment
ailments
ailourophil
ailourophile

Literary usage of Aileron

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1. Textbook of Applied Aeronautic Engineering by Henry Woodhouse (1920)
"The leading edge of the aileron is in the form of a steel tube, ... Another sketch shows the tube to which the inter-aileron strut is attached. ..."

2. The Lafayette Flying Corps by Charles Nordhoff (1920)
"One of his aileron controls was shot in two, but he landed by holding it together with his hand. The Germans came over yesterday and to-day to bombard us. ..."

3. The Aerospace Year Book (1919)
"The ailerons are set in the wings at the outer, rear corners; they are jointed and move up and down, the aileron in one wing moving in the opposite ..."

4. The Curtiss Aviation Book by Glenn Hammond Curtiss, Augustus Post (1912)
"... Wired Complete; 121, Main Plane Plate; 122, aileron End Wire Connection; ... 125, aileron L; 126, aileron Post Lug; 127, aileron Brace Wire Connection; ..."

5. Aeroplane Construction and Assembly by James Thomas King, Norval Wilfred Leslie (1918)
"This pulley acts as a guide for the turn in the aileron control cables. ... By turning the aileron control wheel to the right, the left aileron will come ..."

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