- a convertiplane that can become airborne after a short takeoff run and has forward speeds comparable to those of conventional aircraft.
Origin of STOL
s(hort) t(ake)o(ff and) l(anding)
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Examples from the Web for stol
In the dead of night he stol'd a new suit of the captain's clothes.The Old Soldiers Story
James Whitcomb Riley
So didst thou say the other day, that I had stol'n thy cock.Gammer Gurton's Needle
Mr. S. Mr. of Art
Obariea took charge of Mr. Banks's things, and yet they were stol'n from her, as she pretended.
The Anglo-Saxons called their seats sett and stol, a name which we still preserve in the modern stool.An Illustrated History of Ireland from AD 400 to 1800
Mary Frances Cusack
Capt. Why, sweet, hath he not treacherously broke into our cabinet, and would have stol'n thee thence?A Select Collection of Old English Plays
- a system in which an aircraft can take off and land in a short distance
- an aircraft using this systemCompare VTOL
C20: s (hort) t (ake) o (ff and) l (anding)