control surface


: a movable airfoil designed to change the attitude of an aircraft

Examples of control surface in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The test utilized the vehicle’s propellers, control surfaces and ability to float in water, all needed for propelling and steering functions, the agency said. Anthony Robledo, USA TODAY, 26 June 2024 This creates shockwaves, and those are what cause supersonic booms and change the way wings, flaps, and other control surfaces behave in an airplane. Jacek Krywko, Ars Technica, 29 Mar. 2024 There's also a discrete control ring to set the aperture, but as is the case with the RF 24-105mm F2.8, the control surface only works for video recording, at least with current camera bodies. Jim Fisher, PCMAG, 5 June 2024 Sequoia supports massive control surface installations from SSL and Avid's Pro Tools S6 series, for example. PCMAG, 30 Apr. 2024 See all Example Sentences for control surface 

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Word History

First Known Use

1910, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of control surface was in 1910

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“Control surface.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Jul. 2024.

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