Other Word Forms of Aileron
Origin of Aileron
Borrowing from French aileron, diminutive of aile (“wing”), also refers to the extremities of a bird's wings used to control their flight. It first appeared in print in the 7th edition of Cassell's French-English Dictionary of 1877, with its lead meaning of "small wing". In the context of powered airplanes it appears in print about 1908, in the French aviation journal L'Aérophile.
French diminutive of aile wing from Old French from Latin āla
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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