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Movable sections of the wings of aircraft. The term flap is usually associated with high-lift system components on either the leading or trailing edge of the wing. Other movable surfaces with flight-control rather than high-lift functions are referred to by separate terms including aileron (lateral control), elevator (longitudinal control), and spoiler (lateral control or drag modulation). See also: Aileron; Elevator (aircraft); Flight controls
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