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Meaning of empennage

em•pen•nage

Pronunciation: (äm"pu-näzh', em"- Fr. än-pe-nazh'), [key]
— pl. -nag•es
  1. the rear part of an airplane or airship, usually comprising the stabilizer, elevator, vertical fin, and rudder.
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