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Fowler flap

noun, Aeronautics
1.
a flap normally forming a part of the trailing edge of an airplane wing, capable of being moved backward and rotated downward in order to increase lift through increased camber and wing area.
Origin
named after Harlan D. Fowler, 20th-century American aeronautical engineer
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