empennage


em·pen·nage

noun \ˌäm-pə-ˈnäzh, ˌem-\

Definition of EMPENNAGE

:  the tail assembly of an airplane

Origin of EMPENNAGE

French, feathers of an arrow, empennage, from empenner to feather an arrow, from em- 1en- + penne feather, from Middle French — more at pen
First Known Use: 1909

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