horizontal stabilizer


noun Aeronautics.

the horizontal surface, usually fixed, of an aircraft empennage, to which the elevator is hinged.

Also called, especially British, tail plane.
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British Dictionary definitions for horizontal stabilizer

horizontal stabilizer

noun

the US name for tailplane
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