Canard



a false or baseless, usually derogatory story, report, or rumor.
Cookery. a duck intended or used for food.
Aeronautics.

an airplane that has its horizontal stabilizer and elevators located forward of the wing.
Also called canard wing. one of two small lifting wings located in front of the main wings.
an early airplane having a pusher engine with the rudder and elevator assembly in front of the wings.

Contemporary Examples

The GOP’s Three Fiscal Lies Michael Tomasky March 22, 2013
Four Things Reince Priebus Could Say That Would Matter Michael Tomasky March 18, 2013
Stop Trashing Teachers! Diane Ravitch September 28, 2010
Sarah Palin, Creationist? Benjamin Sarlin November 18, 2009
The Frum Flap Christopher Buckley March 26, 2010

Historical Examples

The Green Carnation Robert Smythe Hichens
A Distinguished Provincial at Paris Honore de Balzac
The Life, Letters and Work of Frederic Leighton Mrs. Russell Barrington
Punchinello, Vol. 1, No. 23, September 3, 1870 Various
Paris from the Earliest Period to the Present Day; Volume 1 William Walton

noun
a false report; rumour or hoax
an aircraft in which the tailplane is mounted in front of the wing
n.

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