angle of attack
Also called, especially British, angle of incidence. Aeronautics. the acute angle between the chord of an aircraft wing or other airfoil and the direction of the relative wind.
Railroads. the angular attitude of a wheel flange to the rail, especially on curves.
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Origin of angle of attack
First recorded in 1905–10
Words nearby angle of attack
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British Dictionary definitions for angle of attack
angle of attack
the acute angle between the chord line of an aerofoil and the undisturbed relative airflowAlso called: angle of incidence
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