antitorque rotor

[an-tee-tawrk, an-tahy-]
noun Aeronautics.
(on certain helicopters) a small rotor on the tail, turning in the vertical plane and providing a thrust whose torque opposes and compensates for the torque of the main rotor.

anti- + torque Unabridged
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