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aileron


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Aileron  \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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  aileron 
  n  :  an  airfoil  that  controls  lateral  motion 




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