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A structure with curved surfaces designed to give the most favourable ratio of lift to drag in flight, used as the basic form of the wings, fins, and tailplanes of most aircraft.
- ‘As you move forward, the wing inflates into an aerofoil section above your head.’
- ‘Leonardo later realized the inadequacy of the power a man could generate and turned his attention to aerofoils.’
- ‘The crimping does not show in the aerofoil - at all.’
- ‘It features three large aerofoil shaped stainless steel pillars rising to a height of 3m.’
- ‘This is an admirable compendium of the mathematical theories of the aerodynamics of aerofoils and wings.’
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The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.