- Cloche Cloche, n. [F., prop., bell.] (A["e]ronautics) An apparatus used in controlling certain kinds of a["e]roplanes, and consisting principally of a steering column mounted with a universal joint at the base, which is bellshaped and has attached to it the cables for controlling the wing-warping devices, elevator planes, and the like. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.