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strake

[strāk]
(aerospace engineering)
The slender forward extension of the inboard region of the wing of a combat aircraft, used to provide increased lift in the high angle-of-attack maneuvering condition.
(building construction)
A course of clapboarding on a house.
(civil engineering)
A row of steel plates installed on a tall steel chimney.
(mining engineering)
A relatively wide trough set at a slope and covered with a blanket or corduroy for catching comparatively coarse gold and any valuable mineral.
(naval architecture)
A continuous band of planking or plating running fore and aft along the hull of a ship.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

strake

1. On the siding of a house, a run of clapboard.
2. In a tall steel chimney, a row of steel plates.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Architecture and Construction. Copyright © 2003 by McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

strake

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A small wing placed upstream of a main wing used to modify the downstream vertical flow. A typical application is in agile aircraft (e.g., fighters). In this case, the interference is beneficial both from the aerodynamic point of view (i.e., the lift) and that of control (i.e., the effect on rolling and bending moments).
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