Definition of horizontal stabilizer in English:

horizontal stabilizer

(British horizontal stabiliser)


  • A horizontal airfoil at the tail of an aircraft.

    • ‘The glider was fitted with an A.I.R. horizontal stabilizer.’
    • ‘Flight 631 had just taken off from Reno, Nevada en route to Seattle when it was forced to return to Reno after the pilot reported a problem with the horizontal stabilizer on the tail of the aircraft.’
    • ‘Modifications to accommodate the horizontal stabilizer and the tail wheel have already been made to the aft fuselage.’
    • ‘The tail unit was of the monoplane type and consisted of horizontal stabilizer, elevator, vertical fin and rudder.’
    • ‘Soon after this the horizontal stabilizer hit the ground and the tail section separated.’