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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

Wing, rudder, etc. designed to control a plane by reacting to moving currents.

Usage examples (26)
  • Experiment with airfoil shapes and discover how they affect the way a plane flies.
  • The cross-sectional shape of the wing, from a side-view, is referred to as the airfoil section.
  • And that changes the changes the shape of the airfoil.
  • Personally I can't see that a fringe of hair can act as an airfoil. for more
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