follow Dictionary.com

Today's Word of the Day means...

delta wing

noun
1.
a triangularly shaped surface that serves as both wing and horizontal stabilizer of a space vehicle and some supersonic aircraft.
Origin
1945-1950
1945-50
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source
Examples for delta wing
  • The tip of a delta wing is often, but not always, cut off.
  • Make a graph comparing the distances flown by the rotor motor, bag balloon, and delta wing glider.
British Dictionary definitions for delta wing

delta wing

noun
1.
a triangular sweptback aircraft wing
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source

Word of The Day

Difficulty index for delta wing

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for delta

6
7
Scrabble Words With Friends