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tail fin

[′tāl ‚fin]
(aerospace engineering)
A fin at the rear of a rocket or other body.
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Previously announced American tailfin heroes include Clara Barton, Sojourner Truth and Benjamin Franklin.
Low-cost carrier Norwegian (norwegian.com) says the 1970s 'Skytrain' aviation entrepreneur will become its latest British 'tailfin hero'.
The build process started with the aircraft's tailfin and rudder.
The tailfin of a Boeing 787 Dreamliner is seen on display at the Dubai Air Show (file).
City Hall's style of architecture is currently out of favor - it's a relic of the tailfin era, when little thought was given to energy efficiency, earthquake safety or the need to provide the public with a welcoming point of entry.
But on Friday, in the course of a briefing on a Pentagon report on Chinese military power, David Helvey, deputy secretary of defense for East Asia and Asia Pacific Security Affairs, said the two- angled tailfin fighter, which looks like the US F- 22 Raptor, would be operationally ready " no sooner than 2018".
The new logo shows a Swiss tailfin with its Swiss-cross design, reflecting the livery of the company's aircraft and enabling Swiss to be instantly recognised as "the airline of Switzerland".
In service for a year, the plane's design involves using the cockpit for the dove's beak, fuselage and wings for its main body and wings, and the tailfin as its tail.
The aircraft's fuselage is painted in classic Lufthansa white, while the tailfin and the Lufthansa logo on the fuselage are painted in night blue.
Wreckage including a tailfin with the red and white emblem of Poland lay widely scattered at the site yesterday as fires still smouldered.
TIE-UP PLAN Workers in a British Airways paint bay area work on the tailfin of a British Airways 747-400.
"Cadillac: The Tailfin Years" is a coffee table book of photography for those who don't want to accept that time has passed and still find the tailfins cool.