from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Chiefly British Variant of airfoil.

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  • n. A structure shaped to produce lift when moving in air.
  • n. A wing of an aircraft.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A plane or arched surface for sustaining bodies by its movement through the air; a spread wing, as of a bird.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

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


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