Definition of tailplane in English:

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tailplane

Pronunciation: /ˈteɪlpleɪn/

noun

British
A horizontal aerofoil at the tail of an aircraft.
Example sentences
  • While dimensionally and aerodynamically identical to the original tailplane, the new tail slashes the parts count from 240 parts to only 60.
  • In a hangar at the famous wartime air base of Duxford, near Cambridge, fuselages, wings, tailplanes and assorted struts and piping are carefully cleaned, X-rayed, repaired and tested by Historic Flying's engineers.
  • These follow-on tests might only be conducted on specific sections of the aircraft - such as a tailplane or wing - to gather additional information if operations indicated they were needed.

Words that rhyme with tailplane

sailplane

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