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wing loading[′wiŋ ‚lōd·iŋ]
A measure of the load carried by an airplane wing per unit of wing area; commonly used units are pounds per square foot and kilograms per square meter.
The quantum of weight supported by each unit area of the wing. It is found by dividing the maximum weight of the aircraft by the total area of the wing. The lower the wing loading, the lower is the minimum velocity at which level flight is possible. Wing loading = aircraft weight/wing area.