Definition of airfoil in English:

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airfoil

Pronunciation: /ˈɛːfɔɪl/

noun

North American term for aerofoil.
Example sentences
  • Key areas include structural components, exhaust assemblies, engine fabrications and panels, combustion components, casings, rings and discs, machined airfoils, turbine airfoils and fan blades.
  • The top airfoil was mounted well aft of the bottom wing and continued flying after the lower wing had stalled, making the airplane effectively ‘stallproof.’
  • Snow may look nasty to fly in, and it does reduce visibility, but it's generally not much of a problem in flight, as it rarely adheres to aircraft surfaces enough to distort an airfoil.

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