Empennage Definition

ĕmpə-nĭj
noun
The tail assembly of an airplane, consisting of vertical and horizontal stabilizers, and including the fin, rudder, and elevators.
Webster's New World
Synonyms:
  • tail assembly
  • tail
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Other Word Forms of Empennage

Noun

Singular:
empennage
Plural:
empennages

Origin of Empennage

  • French feathers on an arrow, empennage from empenner to feather an arrow en- in en–1 penne feather (from Latin penna pet- in Indo-European roots)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From French, feathers of an arrow

    From Wiktionary

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