phugoid

[ fyoo-goid ]
/ ˈfyu gɔɪd /

adjective Aerospace.

of or relating to long-period oscillation in the longitudinal motion of an aircraft, rocket, or missile.

Nearby words

  1. phthirus,
  2. phthisic,
  3. phthisical,
  4. phthisis,
  5. phub,
  6. phuket,
  7. phumiphon aduldet,
  8. phut,
  9. phyco-,
  10. phycobilin

Origin of phugoid

1905–10; irregular < Greek phyg(ḗ) flight + -oid

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