dihedral

noun
di·​he·​dral | \ (ˌ)dī-ˈhē-drəl How to pronounce dihedral (audio) \

Definition of dihedral

2 : the angle between an aircraft supporting surface (such as a wing) and a horizontal transverse line

First Known Use of dihedral

circa 1911, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Dihedral.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dihedral. Accessed 21 Feb. 2020.

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