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American Tweet Definition of American Like Definition of American on Facebook
noun 
  1. An inhabitant of the Americas. More often this is specified as either North American, Central American or South American.
  2. A person born in, or a citizen of, the United States of America.
  3. (rare) The English language as spoken in the USA; American English.
    • 1942, We sat down in the central square and drank coffee and a man came up and spoke to us in . " Rebecca West, Black Lamb and Grey Falcon (Canongate 2006, p. 756)
adjective 
  1. Of or pertaining to the United States of America, or w:Culture of the United States, American culture
  2. Of or pertaining to the Americas. More often this is specified as either "North American" or "South American."
     
angle of attack Tweet Definition of angle of attack Like Definition of angle of attack on Facebook
noun (abbreviated as AOA)
  1. (context, aeronautics) The angle between the chord line of an airfoil and the airflow over it; one of the determiners of the amount of lift produced by an airfoil.
  2. (context, nautical) The angle between a mid-sail and the direction of the wind.
     
Atlantic Tweet Definition of Atlantic Like Definition of Atlantic on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. The Atlantic Ocean.
adjective 
  1. Pertaining to the Atlantic Ocean.
  2. Pertaining to locations adjacent to or in the vicinity of the Atlantic Ocean, such as the British Isles or the Eastern seaboard of the USA.
  3. Pertaining to the legendary island of Atlantis.
     

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