aerosurface

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noun aero·sur·face \¦er-ō-¦sər-fəs\

Definition of aerosurface

plural

aerosurfaces

  1. :  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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Origin and Etymology of aerosurface

aero- + 1surface


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