VTOL(redirected from Vertical take-off and landing)
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Related to Vertical take-off and landing: Short takeoff and landing
1. The capability of taking off and landing vertically, without use of a runway.
2. An aircraft having such capability.
[v(ertical) t(ake)o(ff and) l(anding).]
1. (Aeronautics) vertical takeoff and landing; a system in which an aircraft can take off and land vertically
2. (Aeronautics) an aircraft that uses this system. Compare STOL
a convertiplane capable of taking off and landing vertically, having forward speeds comparable to those of conventional aircraft.
[1955–60; v(ertical) t(ake)o(ff and) l(anding)]