Definition of vertical stabilizer in English:

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vertical stabilizer


Aeronautics , US
A small, flattened projecting surface or attachment on an aircraft or rocket for providing aerodynamic stability.
Example sentences
  • As he investigated the ships, he was approached by a ‘silver twin-engine monoplane carrying two vertical stabilizers.’
  • Grab the top of the vertical stabilizer and rock the airplane back and forth while you watch the tailwheel.
  • The failed patch had caused the rudder to bind against the trailing edge of the vertical stabilizer - a great catch by the FEs.

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Syllabification: ver·ti·cal sta·bi·liz·er

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