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elevon

[ el-uh-von ]
/ ˈɛl əˌvɒn /
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noun Aeronautics.

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

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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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