Elevon definition

ĕlə-vŏn
A control surface on an airplane that combines the functions of an elevator and an aileron.
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An aileron on a tailless airplane, that also serves as an elevator.
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A moveable surface at the trailing edge of a tailless airplane (such as the space shuttle) that provides pitch and roll control.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
elevon
Plural:
elevons

Origin of elevon

  • elev(ator) (ailer)on

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

  • Blend of elevator and aileron

    From Wiktionary