V/STOL


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V/STOL

 (vē′stôl′)
n.
1. The capability of taking off and landing vertically or on a short runway.
2. An aircraft having such capability.

[v(ertical) s(hort) t(ake)o(ff and) l(anding).]

V/STOL

(ˈviˌstɔl)
n.
a convertiplane capable of taking off and landing vertically or on a short runway.
[1960–65; v(ertical)/s(hort) t(ake)o(ff and) l(anding)]