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  • n. Plural form of airfoil.


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  • According to a person familiar with the problem, mechanics discovered cracking of small blades called airfoils in one of the engine's compressors.

    The Seattle Times

  • What happened to the days of NACA where airfoils were developed and tested and the data was published to the world.

    Where is NASA's Transparency Task Force? - NASA Watch

  • NASA has been successful in the past bringing technologies to commercial application, from airfoils to electric propulsion, and I agree with the comments that NASA's proper role in launch systems is technology development.

    Would You Bring Back NGLT-or SLI? - NASA Watch

  • What happened to the days of NACA that airfoils were tested and the data published for the world to benefit from?

    Would You Bring Back NGLT-or SLI? - NASA Watch

  • He started to flap the flexible airfoils in the complicated wavy motion that he had practiced for hours in the training room.

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  • The exotic new DA time trial bike benefits from surface area increased (by 25 percent) to create smoother airfoils.

    Tech Feature: Felt Bicycles’ 2011 line

  • Airplane wings and rotor blades are both airfoils—material forms with a curved top and a relatively flat bottom that create lift or thrust when air flows over them.

    The Dream Machine

  • He turned his thoughts from gauging the air pressure distribution on airfoils to learning who was who in the intricate bureaucracy of the military “systems commands,” which handled research and development contracts.

    The Dream Machine

  • There were the composite airfoils for wind turbines, the composite casings for electric vehicle batteries, and composite components for a new “sea engine” that used wave energy to make electricity.


  • Shay pulled herself upward, grasping weaponry, landing legs, and airfoils like handholds in a climbing gym.

    Scott Westerfeld: Uglies Quartet


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