Fowler flap

Fow·​ler flap | \ "- \

Definition of Fowler flap

: an extensible trailing-edge flap that in the deflected position exposes a slot in the airplane wing

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History and Etymology for Fowler flap

after Harlan D. Fowler, 20th century American aeronautical designer

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“Fowler flap.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Oct. 2020.

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