tailhook

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noun tail·hook \ˈtāl-ˌhu̇k\
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tail hook

Definition of tailhook

  1. :  a retractable hook on the underside of the tail of a carrier-based airplane extended in landing to engage an arresting-gear cable on the deck of the carrier

1942

First Known Use of tailhook

1942


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