angle of attack
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- Used other than as an idiom: see angle, attack.
- (aeronautics) The angle between the chord line of an airfoil and the airflow over it; one of the determiners of the amount of lift produced by an airfoil.
- (nautical) The angle between a mid-sail and the direction of the wind.
angle between the chord line of an airfoil and the airflow over it