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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.
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Then again, it can't be accidental that while Curthoys rages against a canard of Israeli cultural superiority he falsely ascribes to me, he is perfectly at ease with the canard of his own making: that Israel is a diabolical civilisation in the Middle East and beyond.
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