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Canard

Canard

[kuh-nahrd; Fr. ka-nar]

Canard is a French word for a duck, and is often used in English to refer to a deliberately false story, originating from an abbreviated form of an old French idiom, "vendre un canard à moitié," meaning "to half-sell a duck." In French it can also mean a journal. It may refer to:

  • Canard (aeronautics), flight control surfaces mounted at the front of an aircraft or an aircraft bearing such surfaces
  • Le Canard enchaîné, a satirical French newspaper. The newspaper itself gave birth to another meaning for canard: newspaper.

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