aerofoil

[air-uh-foil]
noun British.

Origin:
aero- + foil2

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aerofoil or (US and Canadian) airfoil (ˈɛərəʊˌfɔɪl, ˈɛəˌfɔɪl)
 
n
a cross section of an aileron, wing, tailplane, or rotor blade
 
airfoil or (US and Canadian) airfoil
 
n

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Example sentences
The turbine is an intricate array of alternate stationary and rotating aerofoil-section blades.
Surface suction on aerofoil aerodynamic characteristics at transonic speeds.
Stalling is the breakaway of the flow from the suction side of the blade aerofoil thus causing an aerodynamic stall.
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