aero·​sur·​face | \ ¦er-ō-¦sər-fəs How to pronounce aerosurface (audio) \
plural aerosurfaces

Definition of aerosurface

: control surface During re-entry and landing, the orbiter isn't powered by engines. Instead, it flies like a high-tech glider, relying first on its steering jets and then its aerosurfaces to control the airflow around it …Naples (Florida) Daily News, 20 Feb. 2008

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First Known Use of aerosurface

1894, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for aerosurface

aero- + surface entry 1

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“Aerosurface.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 11 Aug. 2020.

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