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ca•nard



Pronunciation: (ku-närd'; Fr. ka-nar'), [key]
n.,
pl. -nardsPronunciation: (-närdz'; Fr. -nar'). [key]

1. a false or baseless, usually derogatory story, report, or rumor.
2. Cookery.a duck intended or used for food.
3. Aeron.
a. an airplane that has its horizontal stabilizer and elevators located forward of the wing.
b. Also called canard' wing". one of two small lifting wings located in front of the main wings.
c. an early airplane having a pusher engine with the rudder and elevator assembly in front of the wings.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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