elevon

[ el-uh-von ]
/ ˈɛl əˌvɒn /

noun Aeronautics.

a control surface functioning both as an elevator and as an aileron.

Nearby words

  1. eleventh,
  2. eleventh amendment,
  3. eleventh chord,
  4. eleventh cranial nerve,
  5. eleventh hour,
  6. elevsís,
  7. elf,
  8. elf owl,
  9. elf-cup,
  10. elfin

Origin of elevon

First recorded in 1940–45; elev(ator) + (ailer)on

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British Dictionary definitions for elevon

elevon

/ (ˈɛlɪˌvɒn) /

noun

an aircraft control surface that combines the functions of an elevator and aileron, usually fitted to tailless or delta-wing aircraft

Word Origin for elevon

C20: from elev (ator) + (ailer) on

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