[ lon-jer-uhn ]
/ ˈlɒn dʒər ən /
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a main longitudinal brace or support on an airplane.
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Let’s start with some etymology: What are the origins of the typographical word “bracket”?
First appeared around 1750, and is related to the French word “braguette” for the name of codpiece armor.
First appeared in 1610, based on the French word “baguette” for the long loaf of bread.
First appeared in 1555, and is related to the French word “raquette” for a netted bat.TAKE THE QUIZ TO FIND OUT
Origin of longeron
1910–15; <French: side-piece, equivalent to long(er) to run alongside, skirt (derivative of longlong1) + -eron noun suffix
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/ (ˈlɒndʒərən) /
a main longitudinal structural member of an aircraft
Word Origin for longeron
C20: from French: side support, ultimately from Latin longus long 1
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