Definition of longeron in English:

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longeron

Pronunciation: /ˈlänj(ə)rən/
Pronunciation: /ˈlänjəˌrän/

noun

A longitudinal structural component of an aircraft’s fuselage.
Example sentences
  • The fuselage has also been completely rebuilt with new longerons and the airframe has been completely reskinned.
  • Mike and Dave began work soon after the aircraft arrived and have completely reskinned the fuselage and installed new longerons.
  • Each float was supported by front and rear N-struts attached to the bottom longerons of the fuselage and the front and rear stub-wing spars.

Origin

Early 20th century: from French, literally 'girder'.

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Syllabification: lon·ge·ron

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