canard

(redirected from Canards)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Legal.
Related to Canards: canard configuration

canard

an aircraft in which the tailplane is mounted in front of the wing

canard

[kə′närd]
(aerospace engineering)
An aerodynamic vehicle in which horizontal surfaces used for trim and control are forward of the wing or main lifting surface.
The horizontal trim and control surfaces in such an arrangement.

canard

canard
A horizontal stabilizing and control surface or fore-plane located forward of the wing. It can act as a trimmer or like a conventional tailplane. A canard may be fixed, movable, or have a variable geometry.
References in periodicals archive ?
In the folded saddle case of system (33) singular canards perturb to maximal canards solutions for sufficiently small [epsilon] [much less than] 1.
Trata-se, efetivamente, de um fenomeno midiatico: se, entre 1529 e 1550, temos apenas 18 titulos de canards sobreviventes (descontadas as eventuais copias do mesmo titulo), passamos a 39 entradas entre 1550 e 1575; a 110 entradas entre 1575 e 1600; e a 323 entradas entre 1600 e 1631.
Cragin, at times, seems to suggest that the canards operated in this second fashion, but he delivers little concrete evidence of the self-consciousness of the cultural resistance he sees at work here ("successful resistance," 220).
They proclaimed that the purpose of the President's welfare initiative was to eliminate out-of-wedlock births in the United States--thus playing to one of the vilest rightwing canards.
One of the guidance system concepts would include adding small canards to the nose of the rocket, a low-cost inertial measurement unit (IMU) and a guidance processor.
Summary: New Delhi [India], Dec 11 (ANI): Former prime minister Manmohan Singh on Monday quashed Prime Minister Narendra Modi's accusation about the former's clandestine meeting with Pakistani officials, and expressed 'anguish' at 'the canards being spread' by the latter.
Parmi l'avifaune qui frequente la daya, les canards, les fuligules, la sarcelle d'hiver, etc.
The model features a larger rear wing, new wheels, a front with a more prominent front splitter and large canards.
He, however, said that the government needed to respond to canards which were being spread because of the CAG's report on 2G spectrum scam.
There's the recycling of anti-Semitic forgeries and canards, including the infamous Protocols of the Elders of Zion.
But unfortunately, instead of brave role models, they have weasels like that Oscar magnet who, even when outed in the media, weaves elaborate canards to hide his penchant for boys.
The two-seat craft is constructed primarily of fiberglass, with a single engine driving a rear-mounted propeller and an unusual set of wings - called canards - mounted on the nose.