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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - The horizontal airfoil of an aircraft's end assembly that is fixed and to which the elevator is hinged.

Usage examples (28)
  • It was the hinged part of the tailplane which raised or lowered the aircraft's nose.
  • The two boys were at the tailplane, their clothes blown and buffeted by the slipstream.
  • But if we should, I want you to fall flat on the ground, so that the tailplane will pass over you.
  • The Cloud was coming back now, finishing its clockwise tour of the plane, flowing over the tailplane before pouring itself back into a cube. for more
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