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tail fin

[′tāl ‚fin]
(aerospace engineering)
A fin at the rear of a rocket or other body.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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The refurbishment of the four-hangar facility means that the airline can now accommodate the aircraft indoors and more than 138 tonnes of steelwork were added to the facility's roof in order to fit in the aircraft's 78.7ft (24m)-high tail fin. Ten wide-bodied aircraft can also fit into a new docking solution and a second bay is due in April
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The tail fin of teleost is composed of structural units named rays or lepidotrichia surrounded by a multilayered epidermis (Montes et al., 1982; Becerra et al., 1983).
The search for the black box received a boost earlier on Monday when Brazilian navy divers recovered the tail fin of the Airbus A330 jet.