- a convertiplane capable of taking off and landing vertically, having forward speeds comparable to those of conventional aircraft.
Origin of VTOL
1965–70; v(ertical) t(ake)o(ff and) l(anding)
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018
- vertical takeoff and landing; a system in which an aircraft can take off and land vertically
- an aircraft that uses this systemCompare STOL
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012