Word of The Day 3-12-2017

canard

ca·nard \kə-ˈnärd also -ˈnär\
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Definition of canard

  1. 1a :  a false or unfounded report or story; especially :  a fabricated report The report about a conspiracy proved to be a canard.b :  a groundless rumor or belief the widespread canard that every lawyer is dishonest

  2. 2:  an airplane with horizontal stabilizing and control surfaces in front of supporting surfaces; also :  a small airfoil in front of the wing of an aircraft that can increase the aircraft’s performance