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longeron

[ lon-jer-uhn ]

noun

, Aeronautics.
  1. a main longitudinal brace or support on an airplane.


longeron

/ ˈlɒndʒərən /

noun

  1. a main longitudinal structural member of an aircraft


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Word History and Origins

Origin of longeron1

1910–15; < French: side-piece, equivalent to long ( er ) to run alongside, skirt (derivative of long long 1 ) + -eron noun suffix

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Word History and Origins

Origin of longeron1

C20: from French: side support, ultimately from Latin longus long 1

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Example Sentences

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.

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