Definition of Tail rotor

1. Noun. Rotor consisting of a rotating airfoil on the tail of a single-rotor helicopter; keeps the helicopter from spinning in the direction opposite to the rotation of the main rotor.

Exact synonyms: Anti-torque Rotor
Generic synonyms: Rotor

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Tail Rotor

tail lamp
tail lift
tail lifts
tail of caudate nucleus
tail of dentate gyrus
tail of helix
tail of pancreas
tail off
tail pad
tail pads
tail recursion
tail recursive
tail rhyme
tail rhymes
tail rotor (current term)
tail vertebrae
tail wagging the dog

Literary usage of Tail rotor

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Journalby Helicopter Association of Great Britain by Helicopter Association of Great Britain (1894)
"I will refer to: (1) The paddle wheel type of tail rotor, which when ... (3) A tail rotor capable of having its axis turned through 220 degrees in the plane ..."

2. Annual Review of Aircraft Accident Data: U. S. General Aviation, Calendar by DIANE Publishing Company (1996)
"... unit Rotor drive system,tail rotor drive shaft Rotor drive system,tail rotor gear box (90 deg) Rotor system Rotor system,main rotor blade Rotor system, ..."

3. Basic Helicopter Handbook by Diane Publishing Company (1995)
"They are linked to a pitch change mechanism in the tail rotor gear box to permit the pilot to increase or decrease the pitch of the tail rotor blades. ..."

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