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Noun: tailplane  'teyl,pleyn
  1. The horizontal airfoil of an aircraft's tail assembly that is fixed and to which the elevator is hinged
    - horizontal stabilizer, horizontal stabiliser [Brit]

Derived forms: tailplanes

Type of: aerofoil [Brit], airfoil [N. Amer], control surface, surface

Part of: horizontal tail

Encyclopedia: Tailplane