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Noun: tail rotor  teyl row-tu(r)
  1. 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
    - anti-torque rotor

Derived forms: tail rotors

Type of: rotor

Encyclopedia: Tail rotor