Fowler flap

noun Aeronautics.
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.

named after Harlan D. Fowler, 20th-century American aeronautical engineer Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
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