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vertical stabilizer

noun, Aeronautics
1.
the fixed vertical surface of an aircraft empennage, to which the rudder is hinged.
Also called fin, vertical fin.
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British Dictionary definitions for vertical-fin

vertical stabilizer

noun
1.
the US name for fin1 (sense 3a)
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