- Main Entry:
- \kə-ˈnärd also -ˈnär\
- French, literally, duck; in sense 1, from Middle French vendre des canards à moitié to cheat, literally, to half-sell ducks
1 a: a false or unfounded report or story ; especially : a fabricated report b: a groundless rumor or belief2: an airplane with horizontal stabilizing and control surfaces in front of supporting surfaces ; also : a small airfoil in front of the wing of an aircraft that can increase the aircraft's performance
"canard." Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary. 2009.
Merriam-Webster Online. 17 April 2009
Example: I am surprised with the number of websites and blogs that I find where the Young Earth Creationist is a practicing unlicensed apologist who simply repeats the many canards one finds in YEC circles, and which have been refuted time and time again.
See also: X-Evolutionist.