empennage

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noun em·pen·nage \ ˌäm-pə-ˈnäzh , ˌem- \

Definition of empennage

:the tail assembly of an aircraft

Origin and Etymology 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


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