Canard meaning

kə-närd
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An unfounded or false, deliberately misleading story.
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A report, claim, or assertion fabricated to mislead, cause harm, etc.
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A false or misleading report or story, especially if deliberately so.
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The definition of a canard is a false or misleading story.

An example of a canard are the stories covered in The Onion.

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(aeronautics) A type of aircraft in which the primary horizontal control and stabilization surfaces are in front of the main wing.
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(transport, engineering) Any small winglike structure on a vehicle, usually used for stabilization.
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Origin of canard

  • French duck, canard probably from the phrase vendre un canard à moitié to sell half a duck, to swindle from Old French quanart duck from caner to cackle of imitative origin

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From French canard (“duck”).

    From Wiktionary