canard

Definitions

0 Vote up! noun. An unfounded or false, deliberately misleading story.
0 Vote up! noun. A short winglike control surface projecting from the fuselage of an aircraft, such as a space shuttle, mounted forward of the main wing and serving as a horizontal stabilizer.
0 Vote up! noun. An aircraft whose horizontal stabilizing surfaces are forward of the main wing.
0 Vote up! noun. A false or misleading report or story, especially if deliberately so.
0 Vote up! noun. A type of aircraft in which the primary horizontal control and stabilization surfaces are in front of the main wing.
0 Vote up! noun. Any small winglike structure on a vehicle, usually used for stabilization.
0 Vote up! noun. An extravagant or absurd report or story; a fabricated sensational report or statement; esp. one set afloat in the newspapers to hoax the public.
0 Vote up! noun. An absurd story or statement intended as an imposition; a fabricated story to which currency is given, as by a newspaper: a hoax.
0 Vote up! noun. Hence A broadside cried in the streets: so called from the generally sensational nature of its contents.
0 Vote up! others. To fly or float about, or circulate as a canard or false report: as, certain stories canarding about the hotels.
0 Vote up! others. To imitate or produce the peculiar harsh cry of the duck, as an unskilled player on a wind-instrument.
0 Vote up! noun. a deliberately misleading fabrication

Usage

0 Vote up! Blog Guy, are you ever going to get over the fact that the word "canard" is duck in French, but a false rumor in English?
0 Vote up! But, oh oh, looks like that little canard is already falling apart.
0 Vote up! Thomas, Al, the “disinvite” canard is disingenuous - Blair House has over 100 rooms and amenities like salons and florists on site.
0 Vote up! If Qwack [Duck [ 'Doc'] Hunt] or his chick-a-dees would ever read the damn thing they would know that this repeal [now defunding HCR] canard is just that – another canard.
0 Vote up! It reminds me a lot of that hamburger-flipper-as-manufacturing-job canard from a couple of years ago.

Mnemonics

0 Vote up! canard - can hard, it can hardly happen. It is exaggerated.

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0 Vote up! unclebheem added a Picture 3 years 7 months ago.
0 Vote up! unclebheem added a Mnemonic " canard - can hard, it can hardly happen. It is exaggerated." 3 years 8 months ago.