antitorque rotor

[an-tee-tawrk, an-tahy-]

noun Aeronautics.

(on certain helicopters) a small rotor on the tail, turning in the vertical plane and providing a thrust whose torque opposes and compensates for the torque of the main rotor.

Nearby words

  1. antithesis,
  2. antithetic,
  3. antithetical,
  4. antithrombin,
  5. antithrombotic,
  6. antitoxic,
  7. antitoxin,
  8. antitoxin unit,
  9. antitrade,
  10. antitrades

Origin of antitorque rotor


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