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 Dictionary entry overview: What does vertical tail mean? 

  The noun VERTICAL TAIL has 1 sense:

1. the vertical airfoil in the tail assembly of an aircraft

  Familiarity information: VERTICAL TAIL used as a noun is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 


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The vertical airfoil in the tail assembly of an aircraft

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Nouns denoting man-made objects

Hypernyms ("vertical tail" is a kind of...):

aerofoil; airfoil; control surface; surface (a device that provides reactive force when in motion relative to the surrounding air; can lift or control a plane in flight)

Meronyms (parts of "vertical tail"):

rudder (a hinged vertical airfoil mounted at the tail of an aircraft and used to make horizontal course changes)

tail fin; tailfin; vertical fin; vertical stabiliser; vertical stabilizer (a stabilizer that is part of the vertical tail structure of an airplane)

Holonyms ("vertical tail" is a part of...):

empennage; tail; tail assembly (the rear part of an aircraft)

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