tail plane


noun Aeronautics (chiefly British ).


Nearby words

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

Origin of tail plane

First recorded in 1905–10

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British Dictionary definitions for tailplane

tailplane

/ (ˈteɪlˌpleɪn) /

noun

a small horizontal wing at the tail of an aircraft to provide longitudinal stabilityAlso called (esp US): horizontal stabilizer
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