zero-lift chord

zero-lift chord

[′zir·ō ¦lift ′kȯrd]
(aerospace engineering)
A chord taken through the trailing edge of an airfoil in the direction of the relative wind when the airfoil is at zero-lift angle of attack.

zero-lift chord

A chord taken through the trailing edge of an airfoil in the direction of the relative wind when the airfoil is at a zero-lift angle of attack. See zero-lift angle.