landing flap

noun
a flap on the underside of the wing that is lowered to slow the plane for landing
Hypernyms: ↑flap, ↑flaps

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noun
: a flap that is mounted on the undersurface near the trailing edge of an airplane wing and that when lowered increases both the drag and the lift and thus permits landing at lower speed

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a flap in the undersurface of the trailing edge of an aircraft wing, capable of being moved downward to increase either lift or drag or both, as for landing. Cf. split flap (def. 1).
[1935-40]

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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