Definition of longeron in English:

longeron

Line breaks: lon|geron
Pronunciation: /ˈlɒn(d)ʒərɒn
 
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noun

  • A longitudinal structural component of an aircraft’s fuselage.
    More 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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