Definition of Tailplane

1. Noun. The horizontal airfoil of an aircraft's tail assembly that is fixed and to which the elevator is hinged.

Exact synonyms: Horizontal Stabiliser, Horizontal Stabilizer
Generic synonyms: Aerofoil, Airfoil, Control Surface, Surface
Group relationships: Horizontal Tail



Definition of Tailplane

1. Noun. A horizontal airfoil, at the rear of an aircraft, to which the elevator is attached; usually associated with the tailfin ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Tailplane

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Tailplane

tailoresses
tailoring
tailorings
tailorless
tailormade
tailors
tailour
tailours
tailpiece
tailpieces
tailpin
tailpins
tailpipe
tailpiped
tailpipes
tailplane (current term)
tailplanes
tailrace
tailraces
tails
tailskid
tailskids
tailslide
tailslides
tailspin
tailspinned
tailspinning
tailspins
tailspot
tailstock

Literary usage of Tailplane

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1. Journal by Helicopter Association of Great Britain (1894)
"In addition to clutch and pitch operation the mechanism changed the tailplane incidence for each condition, operated a valve allowing lubricating oil to ..."

2. Applied Aerodynamics by Leonard Bairstow (1920)
"The horizontal plane at the tail is seen to be divided, the front part or tailplane being fixed, whilst the rear part or elevator is movable at the pilot's ..."

3. Challenging Horizons: QANTAS 1939-1954 by John Gunn (1987)
"... or drifted to the left, and that the tailplane and port wing had hit the airfield boundary lights "which, at Ciam- pino, are mounted on concrete posts". ..."

4. Contested Skies: Trans-Australia Airlines Australian Airlines 1946-1992 by John Gunn (1999)
"The Viscount 700s, too, had problems with life limitations that not only affected wing and tailplane spars but also the basic fuselage shell structure ..."

5. A Dictionary of Military Terms by Edward Samuel Farrow (1918)
"A British machine in which the engine is fixed, having ailerons on the upper and lower planes which are about equal in span. The tailplane is narrow in ..."

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