follow Dictionary.com

Fiancé or fiancée? What's the difference?

longeron

[lon-jer-uh n] /ˈlɒn dʒər ən/
noun, Aeronautics
1.
a main longitudinal brace or support on an airplane.
Origin of longeron
1910-1915
1910-15; < French: side-piece, equivalent to long(er) to run alongside, skirt (derivative of long long1) + -eron noun suffix
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
Cite This Source
British Dictionary definitions for longeron

longeron

/ˈlɒndʒərən/
noun
1.
a main longitudinal structural member of an aircraft
Word Origin
C20: from French: side support, ultimately from Latin longuslong1
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 Origin and History for longeron
n.

1912, from French longeron, from longer "to skirt, extend along," from allonger "to lengthen" (see lunge).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for longeron

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for longeron

9
13
Scrabble Words With Friends

Nearby words for longeron