elevon

noun
el·​e·​von | \ ˈe-lə-ˌvän How to pronounce elevon (audio) \

Definition of elevon

: an airplane control surface that combines the functions of elevator and aileron

Examples of elevon in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The APUs used toxic hydrazine to generate the hydraulic power needed to move the shuttle's elevons the muscle needed for braking and steering. William Harwood, CBS News, "John Young, legendary moonwalker and shuttle commander, dead at 87," 6 Jan. 2018

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First Known Use of elevon

1944, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for elevon

elevator + aileron

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“Elevon.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/elevon. Accessed 1 Mar. 2021.

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