landing flap

noun

Definition of landing flap

: a flap that is mounted on the undersurface near the trailing edge of an airplane wing and that when lowered increases both the drag and the lift and thus permits landing at lower speed

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“Landing flap.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/landing%20flap. Accessed 3 Dec. 2020.

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