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noun Aeronautics (chiefly British).
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Origin of tail plane
First recorded in 1905–10
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British Dictionary definitions for tail plane
/ (ˈteɪlˌpleɪn) /
a small horizontal wing at the tail of an aircraft to provide longitudinal stabilityAlso called (esp US): horizontal stabilizer
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