Definition of vertical stabilizer in English:

vertical stabilizer

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

noun

Aeronautics , US
  • A small, flattened projecting surface or attachment on an aircraft or rocket for providing aerodynamic stability.
    More 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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