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tail plane

noun, Aeronautics (chiefly British) .
Origin of tail plane
First recorded in 1905-10 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • The machine from elevator to tail plane bristles in original points.

    Flying Machines W.J. Jackman and Thos. H. Russell
  • How the fuselage and tail plane stood the strain of it, God knows.

    Night Bombing with the Bedouins Robert Henry Reece
  • The tail plane must be attached with special care for its position.

    Opportunities in Aviation Arthur Sweetser
  • Vertical control of an airplane is attained by the use of elevators, flaps on the tail plane acting as horizontal rudders.

    Opportunities in Aviation Arthur Sweetser
  • The rudder and elevators have formed a pocket in the tail plane, which is like the spoon on a trolling-hook.

    Opportunities in Aviation Arthur Sweetser
  • Nacelle—That part of an aeroplane containing the engine and pilot and passenger, and to which the tail plane is not fixed.

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