Entry from US English dictionary
A horizontal airfoil at the tail of an aircraft.
- The glider was fitted with an A.I.R. horizontal stabilizer.
- Flight 631 had just taken off from Reno, Nevada en route to Seattle when it was forced to return to Reno after the pilot reported a problem with the horizontal stabilizer on the tail of the aircraft.
- Modifications to accommodate the horizontal stabilizer and the tail wheel have already been made to the aft fuselage.
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Syllabification: hor·i·zon·tal sta·bi·liz·er
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