tail rotor

noun

a small propeller fitted to the rear of a helicopter to counteract the torque reaction of the main rotor and thus prevent the body of the helicopter from rotating in an opposite direction

Nearby words

  1. tail fold,
  2. tail gate,
  3. tail off,
  4. tail out,
  5. tail plane,
  6. tail skid,
  7. tail wagging the dog, the,
  8. tail wheel,
  9. tail-heavy,
  10. tail-light

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