[ UK /ˈe‍əɹə‍ʊfˌɔ‍ɪl/ ]
  1. a device that provides reactive force when in motion relative to the surrounding air; can lift or control a plane in flight
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How To Use aerofoil In A Sentence

  • A moving aerofoil generates more lift than a stationary one, and that's the principle that keeps bumblebees in the air. Times, Sunday Times
  • This is an admirable compendium of the mathematical theories of the aerodynamics of aerofoils and wings.
  • European space boffins are chuffed to announce that they have successfully 'surfed' the atmosphere of Venus, during a so-called 'aerodrag' experiment in which the solar panels of a space probe functioned as aerofoils skimming the top of the second planet's atmosphere. The Register
  • The crimping does not show in the aerofoil - at all.
  • It features three large aerofoil shaped stainless steel pillars rising to a height of 3m.
  • The angular stem, integrated front brake - it's built into the 795 forks - and aerofoil shaping looks slippery enough, resistance-averse riders. Times, Sunday Times
  • A hang glider has an aluminium frame which supports the sailcloth and uses internal battens in the wing to define the aerofoil shape.
  • Leonardo later realized the inadequacy of the power a man could generate and turned his attention to aerofoils.
  • The aerofoil not only creates downforce but also serves as an air brake. Times, Sunday Times
  • Any secondary school physics text or pilot licence manual will tell you that aerofoils generate lift because of the Venturi effect.
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