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Noun: stabiliser  'stey-bu,lI-zu(r)
Usage: Brit (N. Amer: stabilizer)
  1. A device for making something stable
    - stabilizer
  2. Airfoil consisting of a device for stabilizing an aircraft
    - stabilizer
  3. A chemical that is added to a solution or mixture or suspension to maintain it in a stable or unchanging state
    - stabilizer

Derived forms: stabilisers

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

Part of: empennage, tail, tail assembly

Encyclopedia: Stabiliser