tail surface


tail surface
A stabilizing or control surface of and in the tail of an aircraft.

Aviation dictionary. 2014.

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  • tail walking — a hooked game fish remaining mostly out of the water by rapidly moving its caudal fin from side to side at the water surface …   Dictionary of ichthyology


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