aerosurface

noun

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

Etymology

aero- + surface entry 1

First Known Use

1894, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of aerosurface was in 1894

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“Aerosurface.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/aerosurface. Accessed 2 Oct. 2022.

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