- a false or baseless, usually derogatory story, report, or rumor.
- Cookery. a duck intended or used for food.
- an airplane that has its horizontal stabilizer and elevators located forward of the wing.
- Also called canard wing.one of two small lifting wings located in front of the main wings.
- an early airplane having a pusher engine with the rudder and elevator assembly in front of the wings.
Origin of canard
Examples from the Web for canard
It is a classic anti-Semitic canard to punish any Jew for the perceived crimes of all of them.Europe’s Jews Punished for Israel’s War
July 25, 2014
The first is this canard that we have to balance the budget.The GOP’s Three Fiscal Lies
March 23, 2013
It's a canard--cover for trying to prevent black and brown people from voting.Four Things Reince Priebus Could Say That Would Matter
March 19, 2013
The only surprise was that it was Gimpel who resorted to this ancient Likud canard.Israel’s New Election Discourse
January 8, 2013
For starters, Khalidi indignantly dismisses what he calls “the canard regarding the Palace Hotel.”Response to Rashid Khalidi
April 27, 2012
Unfortunately that is only a canard invented by my dearest enemies.The Green Carnation
Robert Smythe Hichens
Thus Canard grew, and finally a beautiful church was built there.The Land of Evangeline
John Frederic Herbin
This has, however, not been confirmed, and is considered (how justly we cannot say) a “canard.”Fungi: Their Nature and Uses
Mordecai Cubitt Cooke
"So you are introducing the canard to the political world," remarked Lousteau.A Distinguished Provincial at Paris
Honore de Balzac
The story of an armed band surrounding the bank had been a canard.The Price
- a false report; rumour or hoax
- an aircraft in which the tailplane is mounted in front of the wing
Word Origin and History for canard
before 1850, from French canard "a hoax," literally "a duck" (from Old French quanart, probably echoic of a duck's quack); said by Littré to be from the phrase vendre un canard à moitié "to half-sell a duck," thus, from some long-forgotten joke, "to cheat."