fishtail

4 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Fish-tail \Fish"-tail'\, adjective Like the of a fish; acting, or producing something, like the tail of a fish.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

fishtail \fishtail\ verb (used with an object) (aeronautics) to slow down by moving the tail sideways, of an airplane. [WordNet 1.5]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

fishtail \fishtail\ verb (used without an object) to have the rear end skid from side to side, out of control: -- said of automobiles or other vehicles. [PJC]

{Fish-tail burner}, a gas burner that gives a spreading flame shaped somewhat like the tail of a fish.

{Fish-tail propeller} (Steamship), a propeller with a single blade that oscillates like the tail of a fish when swimming.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

fishtail

verb

1: slow down by moving the tail sideways; "The airplane fishtailed on the runway"


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