1) a small, forward-mounted wing, usually between the sponsons and often adjustable for trim, either by pivoting about a lateral axis or by hinged or sliding flaps on the trailing edge; also "foreplane" or "noseplane" in aeronautical terms; 2) a reverse three-point (actually four-point) hull configuration, a "tricycle," with two sponsons aft and a planing shoe forward.
An aircraft or aircraft configuration having its horizontal stabilizing and control surfaces in front of the wing or wings
Small fixed or variable wings in front of the main wings.
An airplane designed to have its normal horizontal tail surface on the front rather than the rear of its fuselage.
An aircraft configuration in which the span of the forward wing is substantially less than that of the main wing. Examples are the Long-EZ kit plane and the Wright Flyer.
A tail-first aeroplane, or the foreplane fitted to such a machine
An aeroplane designed to fly with its tailplane in front of the wing.
An aeroplane with the tailplane and elevators at the front, rather than the back. From the French word for "duck", because the Blériot Canard seemed to have a long outstretched 'neck' like a duck in flight.
a tail configuration (two small horizontal surfaces on either side of the aircraft) mounted toward the front of the aircraft, rather than at the rear.
An all moving control surface situated forward of the mainplane [normally computer controlled] providing rapid attitude changes in pitch and roll normally only fitted to fighter aircraft where rapid and extreme maneuverability is an essential requirement.
( kan-ar) - Duck.
A small wing, usually mounted between the sponsons.
In aeronautics, canard (French for duck) is an airframe configuration of fixed-wing aircraft in which the tailplane is ahead of the main lifting surfaces, rather than behind them as in conventional aircraft, or when there is an additional small set of wings in front of the main lifting surface. The earliest models, such as the Santos-Dumont 14-bis, were seen by observers to resemble a flying duck â€” hence the name.