Definition of Control surface

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 Control surface

1. Noun. (context: aeronautics) A moveable surface attached to a machine such as an aircraft or submarine that can be used to control the machine's motion in roll, pitch or yaw. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Control Surface

control limit
control mechanism
control mechanisms
control operation
control order
control orders
control panel
control panels
control plot
control release suture
control rod
control room
control rooms
control stick
control stock
control surface (current term)
control surfaces
control syringe
control system
control theory
control tower
control verb
control verbs

Literary usage of Control surface

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1. Manual of Military Aviation by Hollis Leroy Müller (1917)
"This actuates the control surface affected. The censor device can be adjusted to conform to the flight path of the plane. This type of stabilizer is simple ..."

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