Definitions of stabilizer

n a device for making something stable

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a stabilizer on a ship that resembles the fin of a fish
gyrostabiliser, gyrostabilizer
a stabilizer consisting of a heavy gyroscope that spins on a vertical axis; reduces side-to-side rolling of a ship or plane
a stabilizer for a canoe; spars attach to a shaped log or float parallel to the hull
anti-sway bar, stabilizer bar
a rigid metal bar between the front suspensions and between the rear suspensions of cars and trucks; serves to stabilize the chassis
a fin attached to the tail of an arrow, bomb or missile in order to stabilize or guide it
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an instrumentality invented for a particular purpose

n airfoil consisting of a device for stabilizing an aircraft

horizontal tail
the horizontal stabilizer and elevator in the tail assembly of an aircraft
tail fin, tailfin, vertical fin, vertical stabiliser, vertical stabilizer
a stabilizer that is part of the vertical tail structure of an airplane
Type of:
aerofoil, airfoil, control surface, surface
a device that provides reactive force when in motion relative to the surrounding air; can lift or control a plane in flight

n a chemical that is added to a solution or mixture or suspension to maintain it in a stable or unchanging state

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chemical, chemical substance
material produced by or used in a reaction involving changes in atoms or molecules

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