Definitions of airfoil

n a device that provides reactive force when in motion relative to the surrounding air; can lift or control a plane in flight

aerofoil, control surface, surface
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an airfoil that controls lateral motion
the airfoil on the tailplane of an aircraft that makes it ascend or descend
flap, flaps
a movable airfoil that is part of an aircraft wing; used to increase lift or drag
horizontal stabiliser, horizontal stabilizer, tailplane
the horizontal airfoil of an aircraft's tail assembly that is fixed and to which the elevator is hinged
rotary wing, rotor blade
the long airfoil that rotates to provide the lift that supports a helicopter in the air
a hinged vertical airfoil mounted at the tail of an aircraft and used to make horizontal course changes
a hinged airfoil on the upper surface of an aircraft wing that is raised to reduce lift and increase drag
an airfoil mounted on the rear of a car to reduce lift at high speeds
airfoil consisting of a device for stabilizing an aircraft
vertical tail
the vertical airfoil in the tail assembly of an aircraft
one of the horizontal airfoils on either side of the fuselage of an airplane
horizontal tail
the horizontal stabilizer and elevator in the tail assembly of an aircraft
landing flap
a flap on the underside of the wing that is lowered to slow the plane for landing
tail fin, tailfin, vertical fin, vertical stabiliser, vertical stabilizer
a stabilizer that is part of the vertical tail structure of an airplane
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an instrumentality invented for a particular purpose