aero·​foil ˈer-ə-ˌfȯi(-ə)l How to pronounce aerofoil (audio)
chiefly British

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Along with better performance, the beam design isn’t as vulnerable to the elements in winter and allows for an aerofoil to stop the wiper from lifting off the windshield in heavy gusts. Matt Crisara, Popular Mechanics, 19 Oct. 2021 The look is capped off by a dramatic roof aerofoil. Henry Payne,, 25 Oct. 2019 Cyclocopter aerodynamics is more like that of insects than of conventional aircraft, in that lift is generated by stirring the air into vortices rather than relying on its flow over aerofoils. The Economist, 14 Dec. 2017

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Word History

First Known Use

1907, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of aerofoil was in 1907

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“Aerofoil.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Nov. 2022.

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