phugoid

adjective

phu·​goid
ˈfyüˌgȯid
: of, relating to, or representing variations in the longitudinal motion or course of the center of mass of an airplane in flight

Word History

Etymology

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

Love words?

You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Start your free trial today and get unlimited access to America's largest dictionary, with:

  • More than 250,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!

Dictionary Entries Near phugoid

Cite this Entry

“Phugoid.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/phugoid. Accessed 22 Jul. 2024.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!