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aileron

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Noun
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ai=ler=on

CIDE DICTIONARY

aileronn. [F., dim. of aile wing.].
  •  A half gable, as at the end of a penthouse or of the aisle of a church.  [Webster 1913 Suppl.]
  •  A small plane or surface capable of being manipulated by the pilot of a flying machine to control lateral balance; a hinged wing tip; a lateral stabilizing or balancing plane.  [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

OXFORD DICTIONARY

aileron, n. a hinged surface in the trailing edge of an aeroplane wing, used to control lateral balance.

Etymology
F, dimin. of aile wing f. L ala

ROGET THESAURUS

aileron

Navigation

N navigation, aquatics, boating, yachting, ship, oar, paddle, screw, sail, canvas, aileron, natation, swimming, fin, flipper, fish's tail, aerostation, aerostatics, aeronautics, balloonery, balloon, ballooning, aviation, airmanship, flying, flight, volitation, wing, pinion, rocketry, space travel, astronautics, orbital mechanics, orbiting, voyage, sail, cruise, passage, circumnavigation, periplus, headway, sternway, leeway, fairway, mariner, flight, trip, shuttle, run, airlift, sailing, volant, aerostatic, seafaring, nautical, maritime, naval, seagoing, coasting, afloat, navigable, aerial, aeronautic, grallatory, under way, under sail, under canvas, under steam, on the wing, in flight, in orbit, bon voyage, spread the thin oar and catch the driving gale.


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