Vertical Stabilizer

   The tail of a ship.

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  • Vertical stabilizer — [ Boeing B 29 Superfortress showing conventional single vertical stabilizer] The vertical stabilizers, or fins, of aircraft, missiles or bombs are typically found on the aft end of the fuselage or body, and are intended to control yaw.On aircraft …   Wikipedia

  • vertical stabilizer — noun a stabilizer that is part of the vertical tail structure of an airplane • Syn: ↑vertical stabiliser, ↑vertical fin, ↑tail fin, ↑tailfin • Hypernyms: ↑stabilizer • Part Holonyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • vertical stabilizer — Aeron. the fixed vertical surface of an aircraft empennage, to which the rudder is hinged. Also called fin, vertical fin. * * * …   Universalium

  • vertical stabilizer — n. stabilizer that is part of an airplane empennage …   English contemporary dictionary

  • vertical stabilizer — noun The fin on the tail of an aircraft; it includes the rudder on its trailing edge …   Wiktionary

  • vertical stabilizer — noun US an aircraft s tail fin …   English new terms dictionary

  • Stabilizer — (spelt stabiliser in UK English) may mean:* Stabilizer (aircraft), surfaces to help keep aircraft under control * Stabilizer (ship), fins on ships to counteract roll * Stabilizer (Music Breakbeat UK), UK based breakbeat producer * Stabilizer… …   Wikipedia

  • Stabilizer (aircraft) — For aircraft, the horizontal stabilizer or tailplane is a fixed or adjustable surface from which an elevator may be hinged. In some aircraft models (mostly jets), the entire horizontal stabilizer rotates and functions as an elevator. This… …   Wikipedia

  • vertical fin — noun a stabilizer that is part of the vertical tail structure of an airplane • Syn: ↑vertical stabilizer, ↑vertical stabiliser, ↑tail fin, ↑tailfin • Hypernyms: ↑stabilizer • Part Holonyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • vertical stabiliser — noun a stabilizer that is part of the vertical tail structure of an airplane • Syn: ↑vertical stabilizer, ↑vertical fin, ↑tail fin, ↑tailfin • Hypernyms: ↑stabilizer • Part Holonyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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