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Drawing of an airplane wing showing the aileron.

English

Etymology

French “little wing”

Noun

Singular
aileron

Plural
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  1. hinged part on trailing edge of an airplane wing. Used to control lateral turns.

Translations


French

Pronunciation

Noun

aileron m. (plural ailerons)

  1. (anatomy) fin (of some fish)
  2. (anatomy) flipper (of penguins and other animals)
  3. Aileron.
  4. spoiler (of an automobile)

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