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1) aileron. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...aileron, see airfoil; airplane....

2) aileron. The American Heritage« Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000.
...Either of two movable flaps on the wings of an airplane that can be used to control the plane's rolling and banking movements. French, diminutive of aile, wing, from...

3) control surface. The American Heritage« Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000.
...A movable airfoil, especially a rudder, aileron, or elevator, used to control or guide an aircraft, guided missile, or rocket....

4) elevon. The American Heritage« Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000.
...A control surface on an airplane that combines the functions of an elevator and an aileron. elev(ator) + (ailer)on....

5) flaperon. The American Heritage« Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000.
...A control surface on an aircraft wing functioning both as a flap and as an aileron. flap + (ail)eron....

6) air brake. The American Heritage« Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000.
...especially on a motor vehicle, that is operated by compressed air. 2. A surface, such as an aileron, that can be projected into the airflow in order to decrease the...

7) Curtiss, Glenn Hammond. The American Heritage« Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000.
...first airplane to complete a one-kilometer flight (1908), the first seaplane (1911), and the aileron (1911)....

8) 267. Navigation. Mawson, C.O. Sylvester. 1922. Roget s International Thesaurus of English Words and Phrases
...hydroplaning, volplane, glide, dive, nose-dive, spin, looping the loop; wing pinion, aileron. VOYAGE, sail, cruise, passage, circumnavigation, periplus; headway,...

9) 273. Ship. Mawson, C.O. Sylvester. 1922. Roget s International Thesaurus of English Words and Phrases
...parachute. [ALLIED A╦RONAUTICAL TERMS] fuselage, gondola, wings, ailes [F.], controls, aileron, lifting power, camouflage, rudder; tail, empennage [F.]; cabane, hangar;...

10) Bell, Alexander Graham. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...in 1907, brought together G. H. Curtiss, F. W. Baldwin, and others, who invented the aileron principle and developed the hydroplane. 1See biographies by C. D. Mackenzie...

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