Leading Edge Flap

Technology / Aviation / Leading Edge Flap: a portion of the leading edge of an airplane wing which folds downward to increase the camber of the wing to increase both its lift and drag. Leading-edge flaps are extended for takeoffs and landings to increase the amount of aerodynamic lift that is produced at any given airspeed.

Other Words for Edge

Edge Noun Synonyms: acuteness, sharpness, keenness
Edge Verb Synonyms: brink, verge, border, side, rim, lip, brim, fringe, margin, boundary, bound, limit, bourn, perimeter, periphery
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Other Words for Flap

Flap Verb Synonyms: flapping, beat, wave, wag, waggle, flutter, oscillation
Flap Noun Synonyms: slap, slat, beat, flail, wave, wag, waggle, flutter, thresh, thrash, oscillate, vibrate
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Other Words for Leading

Leading Noun Synonyms: important, influential, chief, prime, cardinal, foremost, paramount, primary
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Local Knowledge

Entertainment / Golf / Local Knowledge: Awareness of a course's idiosyncratic playing characteristics from having played it many times MORE

Lob Wedge

Entertainment / Golf / Lob Wedge: A very lofted wedge, usually 59 or 60 degrees (more sometimes), designed for playing high, soft shots from short distances MORE

Ledger Strip

Business / Construction / Ledger Strip: A strip of lumber nailed along the bottom of the side of a girder on which joists rest. MORE

Ledger Cash

Business / Finance / Ledger Cash: A firm's cash balance as reported in its financial statements. Also called book cash. MORE

Long Hedge

Business / Finance / Long Hedge: The purchase of a futures contract in anticipation of actual purchases in the cash market. Used by processors or exporters as protection against an advance in the cash price. Related: hedge, short hed MORE

Money Market Hedge

Business / Finance / Money Market Hedge: The use of borrowing and lending transactions in foreign currencies to lock in the home currency value of a foreign currency transaction. MORE

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