elephant ear


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elephant ear

[′el·ə·fənt ‚ir]
(aerospace engineering)
Thick metal plating that reinforces a missile's skin.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

elephant ear

elephant ear
i. A type of air intake with twin inlets, one on each side of the fuselage.
ii. A slang term for a thick plate on a missile's skin that reinforces a hatch or a hole.
iii. A slang term for an overhanging elevator.
An Illustrated Dictionary of Aviation Copyright © 2005 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved
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