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foreplane
The horizontal airfoil mounted on the nose or the forward fuselage to improve performance at takeoff and slow speeds. A fore-plane can be fixed or retractable. Also called a canard.
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A Navy spokesman confirmed last night: "There was a collision between Astute and a tug, which resulted in damage to the submarine's starboard foreplane.
We need to know the internal geometry because the strength and integrity of the foreplane is dependent on the internal structure."
The pure contralto sings in the organ loft, The carpenter dresses his plank, the tongue of his foreplane whistles its wild ascending lisp Of every hue and caste am I, of every rank and religion, A farmer, mechanic, artist, gentleman, sailor, quaker, Prisoner, fancy-man, rowdy, lawyer, physician, priest.