aerofoil

noun
aero·​foil | \ ˈer-ə-ˌfȯi(-ə)l How to pronounce aerofoil (audio) \

Definition of aerofoil

chiefly British

Examples of aerofoil in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The look is capped off by a dramatic roof aerofoil. Henry Payne, chicagotribune.com, 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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First Known Use of aerofoil

1907, in the meaning defined above

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“Aerofoil.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/aerofoil. Accessed 20 Sep. 2021.

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