Meaning of winglet

wing•let

Pronunciation: (wing'lit), [key]
— n.
  1. a little wing.
  2. alula.
    1. a small wing used mainly to carry external loads or to connect struts or gears to the fuselage.
    2. a short, near-vertical projection on a wing tip that reduces drag and improves fuel efficiency.
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