noun, plural ca·nards [kuh-nahrdz; French ka-nar] /kəˈnɑrdz; French kaˈnar/.
- 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.
- canandaigua lake,
- canaries current,
- canary creeper,
- canary grass
Origin of canard
Examples from the Web for canard
The first is this canard that we have to balance the budget.
The only surprise was that it was Gimpel who resorted to this ancient Likud canard.
For starters, Khalidi indignantly dismisses what he calls “the canard regarding the Palace Hotel.”
The claim that "tenure" is a guarantee of lifetime employment is a canard.
The briefest glance at David's productivity and output during his tenure there ought to put the quietus on that canard.
The report that she was injured in the fire by which her stable was burned, proves to be a canard.In Old Kentucky|Edward Marshall and Charles T. Dazey
His line of business at present seems to be the canard line.
This canard is an example of the methods employed in political contests when American democracy was in its infancy.The Life of John Marshall (Volume 2 of 4)|Albert J. Beveridge
But Punch ignored the attack; and the report of the death of his lady-correspondent was duly recognised as a canard.The History of "Punch"|M. H. Spielmann
As the Canard region become populated, crossings were made to reach the villages at low tide over the Cornwallis River.The Land of Evangeline|John Frederic Herbin
Word Origin 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."