landing flap


a flap in the undersurface of the trailing edge of an aircraft wing, capable of being moved downward to increase either lift or drag or both, as for landing.Compare split flap(def 1).

Nearby words

  1. landing beam,
  2. landing card,
  3. landing clerk,
  4. landing craft,
  5. landing field,
  6. landing force,
  7. landing gear,
  8. landing net,
  9. landing page,
  10. landing party

Origin of landing flap

First recorded in 1935–40 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019