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Stabilizer

Meanings and phrases

stabilizer

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a chemical that is added to a solution or mixture or suspension to maintain it in a stable or unchanging state
  2. airfoil consisting of a device for stabilizing an aircraft
  3. a device for making something stable; stabiliser

horizontal stabilizer

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. the horizontal airfoil of an aircraft's tail assembly that is fixed and to which the elevator is hinged; horizontal stabiliser; tailplane
E.g.
  • The Ar I was designed as a tailless aircraft, in which the ailerons also served as horizontal stabilizer.
  • A movable elevator attached to the trailing edge of the horizontal stabilizer was used for pitch control.
  • It was equipped with a single forward elevator and a horizontal stabilizer with a movable rudder in the rear.

stabilizer bar

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a rigid metal bar between the front suspensions and between the rear suspensions of cars and trucks; serves to stabilize the chassis; anti-sway bar

vertical stabilizer

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a stabilizer that is part of the vertical tail structure of an airplane; vertical stabiliser; vertical fin; tail fin; tailfin
E.g.
  • Under water, the sail acts as a vertical stabilizer.
  • The vertical stabilizer and rudder appeared similar, though shorter vertically in the prototype.
  • The vertical stabilizer of the orbiter had a leading edge that was swept back at a 45-degree angle.
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