An extravagant or absurd report or story; a fabricated sensational report or statement; esp. one set afloat in the newspapers to hoax the public.
- An unfounded or false, deliberately misleading story.
- 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.
- An aircraft whose horizontal stabilizing surfaces are forward of the main wing.