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angle of attack


from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The acute angle between the chord of an airfoil and a line representing the undisturbed relative airflow.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Used other than as an idiom: see angle,‎ attack.
  • n. The angle between the chord line of an airfoil and the airflow over it; one of the determiners of the amount of lift produced by an airfoil.
  • n. The angle between a mid-sail and the direction of the wind.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the acute angle between the direction of the undisturbed relative wind and the chord of an airfoil


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