aerofoil

noun

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

Examples of aerofoil in a Sentence

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, 12 Jan. 2023

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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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/aerofoil. Accessed 14 Apr. 2024.

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