wing flap

noun

Definition of wing flap

: a hinged or pivoted and sometimes extensible portion of an airplane wing used to increase the lift and drag for making landings at reduced speeds

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“Wing flap.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wing%20flap. Accessed 19 Oct. 2020.

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