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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A convertiplane that can take off and land vertically.

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  • initialism aviation vertical takeoff and landing: A description of a fixed-wing aircraft that is capable of ascending into the air straight up as opposed to needing to accelerate horizontally first.

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[v(ertical) t(ake)o(ff and) l(anding).]

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