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The tail assembly of an aircraft, including the horizontal and vertical stabilizers, elevators, and rudder.
empennage(ɛmˈpɛnɪdʒ; French ɑ̃pɛnaʒ)
(Aeronautics) the rear part of an aircraft, comprising the fin, rudder, and tailplane
[C20: from French: feathering, from empenner to feather an arrow, from penne feather, from Latin pinna]
em•pen•nage(ˌɑm pəˈnɑʒ, ˌɛm-)
the rear part of an airplane or airship, usu. comprising the stabilizer, elevator, vertical fin, and rudder.
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fuselage - the central body of an airplane that is designed to accommodate the crew and passengers (or cargo)
horizontal tail - the horizontal stabilizer and elevator in the tail assembly of an aircraft
back, rear - the side that goes last or is not normally seen; "he wrote the date on the back of the photograph"
stabilizer - airfoil consisting of a device for stabilizing an aircraft
vertical tail - the vertical airfoil in the tail assembly of an aircraft