[ahm-puh-nahzh, em-; French ahn-pe-nazh] /ˌɑm pəˈnɑʒ, ˌɛm-; French ɑ̃ pɛˈnaʒ/

noun, plural empennages
[ahm-puh-nah-zhiz, em-; French ahn-pe-nazh] /ˌɑm pəˈnɑ ʒɪz, ˌɛm-; French ɑ̃ pɛˈnaʒ/ (Show IPA)
the rear part of an airplane or airship, usually comprising the stabilizer, elevator, vertical fin, and rudder.
/ɛmˈpɛnɪdʒ; French ɑ̃pɛnaʒ/
the rear part of an aircraft, comprising the fin, rudder, and tailplane


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