[ lon-jer-uh n ]
/ ˈlɒn dʒər ən /

noun Aeronautics.

a main longitudinal brace or support on an airplane.

Origin of longeron

1910–15; < French: side-piece, equivalent to long(er) to run alongside, skirt (derivative of long long1) + -eron noun suffix
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Examples from the Web for longeron

  • Longeron—The term usually applied to any long spar running length-ways of a fuselage.

  • A large gap in one side of the fuselage, over a longeron that was charred to powder in parts, bore witness to the fire.

British Dictionary definitions for longeron

/ (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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