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ca•nard

(ku-närd'; Fr. ka-nar')
n.,
—pl. -nards
(-närdz'; Fr. -nar')

1. a false or baseless, usually derogatory story, report, or rumor.
2. Cookery: a duck intended or used for food.
3. Aeron:
a. an airplane that has its horizontal stabilizer and elevators located forward of the wing.
b. Also called canard' wing": one of two small lifting wings located in front of the main wings.
c. an early airplane having a pusher engine with the rudder and elevator assembly in front of the wings.