anti-torque rotor

noun
rotor consisting of a rotating airfoil on the tail of a single-rotor helicopter; keeps the helicopter from spinning in the direction opposite to the rotation of the main rotor
Syn: ↑tail rotor
Hypernyms: ↑rotor

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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