rogallo

/ (rəˈɡæləʊ) /

noun plural -los

a flexible fabric delta wing, originally designed as a possible satellite retrieval vehicle but actually developed in the 1960s as the first successful hang-glider

Nearby words

  1. roethke,
  2. roethke, theodore,
  3. rofl,
  4. roflol,
  5. rogaine,
  6. rogation,
  7. rogation days,
  8. rogatory,
  9. roger,
  10. roger ii

Word Origin for rogallo

C20: after Francis M. Rogallo (born 1912), the US engineer who designed it

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