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gull wing

[′gəl ‚wiŋ]
(aerospace engineering)
An airplane wing that slants upward from the fuselage for a short distance and then levels out.

gull wing

gull wing
A wing with a sharp dihedral from the root toward the tip until a 15 to 20% semi-span. Thereafter, there is a little dihedral, or even an anhedral, to the tip.
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In honor of the Gull Wing Group's milestone, Mercedes-Benz USA is donating 125 scholarships to provide children with the opportunity to participate in the San Francisco Recreation and Park Department's unique summer educational programs designed to accentuate personal responsibility and initiative, and encourage children to pursue preservation in the future of America's national parks.
The doors are gull wings that open upwards like on the Mercedes SLS, and are also made of carbon fibre.
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RENAULT NEPTA CONCEPT: This four-seat cabriolet is a sign of things to come at Renault, according to Patrick le Quement, head of the French automaker's design studio, who characterizes the concept as "in perfect keeping with Renault's long tradition in body design" thanks to its unique gull wing doors that stretch the length of the entire body.
Cars dropping off passengers glide under the roof's gull wing embrace, sweeping past a vast parking structure for 9000 vehicles.
They are therefore quite different to the gull wing adzes of Australia.
The bag spout chamber with gull wing doors offers enhanced bag spout access, while a spout clamp system seals the bag discharge spout for dust-tight discharge.
The gull wing doors with handles flush to the panels, widened rear wings, integrated bumper and a large spoiler trailing from the curved roof all add to the look, aerodynamics and road holding.
The striking aerodynamic body, which emanates from the Sals a concept car, encompasses the same style of gull wing doors that were a feature of early Mercedes roadsters.
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Currently, the PVG3 series offers two terminal shapes: J-lead (PVG3A) and Gull Wing (PVG3G).