aileron aileron  /ˈeɪ lə ˌrɑn/


  • (n) an airfoil that controls lateral motion


  1. The interceptor is connected by bars to the aileron of its wing.
  2. With its right aileron all the way down, the 15-ton Catalina went into a violent left turn, headed for the sea.
  3. Bonney followed the bird principle, abandoned the aileron, or balancing contrivance which airplane designers have always considered an essential feature of stability in the air.


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