Definition of tail rotor in English:

tail rotor

Syllabification: tail ro·tor

noun

Aeronautics
  • An auxiliary rotor at the tail of a helicopter designed to counterbalance the torque of the main rotor.
    More example sentences
    • Absence of the tail rotor enables the helicopter to perform flat turns within the entire flight speed range.
    • The tail rotor is designed on a biplane configuration, with independently controlled X-shaped blades.
    • Kamov helicopters are well known for the co-axial contra-rotating rotor design, but the Ka - 60 has a single four-bladed main rotor with an anti-torque tail rotor.

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