Downward wing inclination from root to tip
The downward inclination of an aircraft wing from true horizontal. Most airplanes have "dihedral".
The downward slope of the wings as viewed from the front
The angle between an aerofoil and the horizontal when the wing is inclined downwards from its mounting.
Where the wings are set an angle such that the tips are lower than the centre. The opposite of a DIHEDRAL
The opposite of dihedral, anhedral is the downward angle of wings when viewd from the front of the airplane. Anhedral makes the aircraft less stable but more maneuverable. Report this Word See also: Dihedral Added by: mkranitz
A wing with tips lower than the point at which a centre line drawn through each wing would intersect the vertical centre line of the fuselage as viewed from the front of the aircraft.
The angle that a given wing slopes downwards from the elbow (ie. is bent down)
The sloping downwards of a wing or tailplane from root to tip.