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delta wing

[′del·tə ‚wiŋ]
(aerospace engineering)
A triangularly shaped wing of an aircraft.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

delta wing

A wing plan form that is shaped like a triangle, or a delta (A). In this type of wing, there is an extreme amount of sweep back on the leading edges, and a trailing edge that is practically perpendicular to the longitudinal axis of the aircraft. A delta wing aircraft may be part of a tailplane, or it may be tail-less. This plan form is used on supersonic aircraft. See delta (iii).
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