gull wing

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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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A bit more artistic licence and it might not look as if this gull-winged project was dead in the water.
READY FOR TAKE-OFF Restored gull-winged DeLorean in Belfast yesterday
However, it was the automaker's flashy i8, with gull-winged doors, that attracted gawkers to BMW's Cobo Hall display.
An English judge said in 1992 he would have liked to sentence the creator of the famous gull-winged sports car that bore DeLorean's name to 10 years in prison for "barefaced, outrageous and massive fraud" over stolen UK government money.
Among the heavy metal on display is the brand new Ford Mondeo which will hit European roads early next year' ON A WING AND A PRAYER: Citroen fans will be praying the gull-winged high-perfomance C-Metisse will soon be put into production
In a move which it was hoped would help revive the Northern Ireland economy, DeLorean built his gull-winged cars in a vast factory in Dunmurry, Belfast in the 1980s.
John DeLorean, an innovative car maker who left a promising career in Detroit to develop the short-lived gull-winged sports cars featured in the Back to the Future films, has died.
Governments gave American millionaire Malcolm Bricklin $23 million to build a wonderful, gull-winged, acrylic-bodied, safety sports car in New Brunswick.
VF-17's CO Commander Tom Blackburn wanted a squadron name that would instill a sense of pride in being part of the young squadron as it headed off to war, along with an intimidating logo painted on the engine cowling of the gull-winged fighter.
The new building designed by Craig Hartman of the San Francisco office of Skidmore, Owings, and Merrill/Del Campo Maru/ Michael Willis reads as an elegant gateway to the world, its soaring gull-winged roof covering the great departure hall and bridging over the roadways leading in and out of the airport.
He was catapulted into bankruptcy when sales of the stainless-steel, gull-winged cars, made in Northern Ireland with massive government grants, failed to reach 10,000.
Active suspension, actively adjustable aerodynamics, cybernetic rear-wheel steering, variable brake-power distribution and cockpit tire pressure monitoring are among the unique systems combined under the skin of the gull-winged, aluminum-bodied, mid-engined C112, which was brought to reality in a two-year span by a team of Mercedes engineers and craftsmen.