horizontal tail


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n horizontal tail the horizontal stabilizer and elevator in the tail assembly of an aircraft
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In literature:

The tail, consisting of two discs placed crosswise (the horizontal one alone being movable), was carried high up in the rear.
"A History of Aeronautics" by E. Charles Vivian
The horizontal tail component is immovable.
"Flying Machines" by W.J. Jackman and Thos. H. Russell
To be short, then, a whale is A SPOUTING FISH WITH A HORIZONTAL TAIL.
"Moby Dick; or The Whale" by Herman Melville
But the fin of its tail is horizontal, not vertical.
"The Whence and the Whither of Man" by John Mason Tyler
The animal was standing immovable, his tail drooping, his head horizontal.
"The Delight Makers" by Adolf Bandelier
His extended wings grazed his perch, while his superb tail spread out horizontally.
"The Drama of the Forests" by Arthur Heming
They are usually distinguished by horizontal or slightly drooping tails, pointed or small snouts, and erect ears.
"Zuñi Fetiches" by Frank Hamilton Cushing
The backbone in man is mainly vertical; the backbone in the horse is horizontal except in the neck and the tail.
"The Outline of Science, Vol. 1 (of 4)" by J. Arthur Thomson
You notice that the tail is flattened vertically, and not like the tail of the beaver, which is compressed horizontally.
"The Boy Hunters" by Captain Mayne Reid
It tapered off towards the tail, which was flat, horizontal, and semicircular, without any appearance of hind limbs.
"On the Banks of the Amazon" by W.H.G. Kingston

In news:

In collaboration with SAMC, GKN Aerospace is to manufacture and assemble the composite horizontal tail plane (HTP) for the COMAC C919 twin turbofan, narrow body, 150 seat aircraft.
Global recently introduced the ER-2875 Extended Reach Deicer with a working height sufficient to deice the "t-tail" horizontal stabilizers on oversized commercial and military aircraft such as the new Airbus 380.

In science:

An additional advantage of focusing on MSTO stars is that the number density of turnoff stars is much higher than both young, M giant tracers and older horizontal-branch stars; this provides us a much larger sample with which to characterize the Sgr trailing tail metallicity.
Kinematics and Chemistry of Stars Along the Sagittarius Trailing Tidal Tail and Constraints on the Milky Way Mass Distribution
Since A is tail measurable and horizontally periodic, we can use the finite energy property and horizontal periodicity of µ as above to show that the event C = A ∩ {(k , 0) −←→ ∞ for infinitely many k < 0 and infinitely many k > 0} has positive probability.
The random geometry of equilibrium phases
The above proposition shows that, if we assume also condition (C ), then no element of the tail zigzag of T beyond the root of S (i) can lie on the same horizontal with an element of S (i) thus we can guarantee that for any segment of length 12n, at least 9n elements of this segment belong to internal vertices of T .
A new metric criterion for non-amenability III: Non-amenability of R.Thompson's group F