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VTOL

[vee-tawl] /ˈviˌtɔl/
noun, Aeronautics.
1.
a convertiplane capable of taking off and landing vertically, having forward speeds comparable to those of conventional aircraft.
Origin of VTOL
1965-1970
1965-70; v(ertical) t(ake)o(ff and) l(anding)
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British Dictionary definitions for VTOL

VTOL

/ˈviːtɒl/
noun
1.
vertical takeoff and landing; a system in which an aircraft can take off and land vertically
2.
an aircraft that uses this system Compare STOL
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