Definition of Airfoil

1. Noun. A device that provides reactive force when in motion relative to the surrounding air; can lift or control a plane in flight.




Definition of Airfoil

1. Noun. A structure shaped to produce lift when moving in air. ¹

2. Noun. A wing of an aircraft. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Airfoil

1. a part of an aircraft designed to provide lift or control [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Airfoil

airdropping
airdrops
aire
aired
aired out
airer
airers
aires
airest
airfare
airfares
airfield
airfields
airflow
airflows
airfoil (current term)
airfoiled
airfoils
airforce
airforces
airframe
airframes
airfreight
airfreighted
airfreighting
airfreights
airgap
airgaps
airglow
airglows

Literary usage of Airfoil

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1. Basic Helicopter Handbook by DIANE Publishing Company (1995)
"On, an unsymmetrical airfoil, the center of pressure is variable—as the angle of attack increases, the center of pressure moves forward along the airfoil ..."

2. World Directory of Aerospace Vehicle Research and Development (1991)
"Figure V.30: airfoil in Presence of Adaptive Walls of Test Section of the ONERA T2 Wind Tunnel Transonic Wind Tunnel ONERA T2 Wind Tunnel Source: ONERA ..."

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