[ lon-jer-uh n ]
/ ˈlɒn dʒər ən /
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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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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Word Origin and History for longeron
1912, from French longeron, from longer "to skirt, extend along," from allonger "to lengthen" (see lunge).
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