the horizontal control and stabilizing
surfaces in such an aircraft
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Word origin of 'canard'
Fr, a duck, hoax; prob. < can
, echoic for duck's quack + -ard
; short for (vendre) un canard (à moitié)
, lit., (to half-sell) a duck, i.e., to cheat