high-lift device

Any lift-modifying device such as a slot, slat, or flap that allows an airfoil to achieve a higher angle of attack before airflow separation takes place (i.e., its stalling angle is higher than without the high-lift device).
Slot.
Flap.

Aviation dictionary. 2014.

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