[Sca-cooks] aileron

otsisto otsisto at socket.net
Sun Jul 10 10:02:57 PDT 2011

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Aileron in English is derived from Latin via Old French into modern French
aileron which is a diminutive form of aile or wing.  It translates from the
French as pinion which may either be a wing or a primary feather.  In
English, aileron refers to the wing flaps of an aircraft used in turning and


In heraldry it is a bird without a beak or feet. And what itty bitty I know
of modern French, aileron = little wing but I may be wrong.


> In Spanish this means the movable part of the wing. Although most commonly
> used for airplanes, it comes from the part of the bird's wing. Aren't all
> the parts moveable? If not which parts are not? and which part is the
> aileron?
> Suey

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