: of, relating to, or representing variations in the longitudinal motion or course of the center of mass of an airplane in flight

Word History


irregular from Greek phygē act of fleeing, avoidance, flight + English -oid; akin to Greek pheugein to run away, flee

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“Phugoid.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Jul. 2024.

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