aileron

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English[edit]

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Drawing of an airplane wing showing the aileron.

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from French aileron, diminutive of aile (wing), also refers to the extremities of a bird's wings used to control their flight. It first appeared in print in the 7th edition of Cassell's French-English Dictionary of 1877, with its lead meaning of "small wing". In the context of powered airplanes it appears in print about 1908, in the French aviation journal L'Aérophile.

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aileron (plural ailerons)

  1. The hinged part on the trailing edge of an airplane wing, used to control longitudinal turns.
  2. A half gable, as at the end of a penthouse or of the aisle of a church.

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Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from French aileron.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˌɛ.ləˈrɔn/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: ai‧le‧ron
  • Rhymes: -ɔn

Noun[edit]

aileron m (plural ailerons)

  1. aileron (aeroplane part)
    Synonym: rolroer

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

aile +‎ -eron

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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)

Descendants[edit]

  • Dutch: aileron
  • English: aileron
  • Portuguese: aileron
  • Spanish: alerón

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Indonesian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English aileron, from French aileron.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ai̯.ləˈrɔn]
  • Hyphenation: ai‧lê‧ron

Noun[edit]

aileron (first-person possessive aileronku, second-person possessive aileronmu, third-person possessive aileronnya)

  1. aileron

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Portuguese[edit]

Noun[edit]

aileron m (plural ailerons)

  1. aileron (hinged part on trailing edge of airplane wing)