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Meaning of AILERON

Pronunciation:  'eylu`rân

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  an airfoil that controls lateral motion
 

AILERON is a 7 letter word that starts with A.

 

 See Also: aerofoil, airfoil, control surface, surface, wing

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Ai"le*ron\, n. [F., dim. of aile wing.]
1. A half gable, as at the end of a penthouse or of the aisle
   of a church.

2. (A["e]ronautics) A small plane or surface capable of being
   manipulated by the pilot of a flying machine to preserve
   or destroy lateral balance; a hinged wing tip; a lateral
   stabilizing or balancing plane.

 

 

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