split flap

noun

Definition of split flap

: a hinged flap attached to the upper surface of a wing of an airplane usually at the trailing edge to be raised for lateral control or to the lower surface of a wing to be deflected downward for giving increased lift and drag

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“Split flap.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/split%20flap. Accessed 29 Nov. 2021.

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