angle of attack

noun phrase

Definition of angle of attack

: the acute angle between the direction of the relative wind and the chord of an airfoil

First Known Use of angle of attack

1901, in the meaning defined above

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“Angle of attack.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/angle%20of%20attack. Accessed 10 December 2019.

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