from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The rapid descent of an aircraft in a steep, spiral spin.
- n. Informal A loss of emotional control sometimes resulting in emotional collapse.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The rapid, uncontrollable descent of an aircraft in a steep spiral.
- n. A severe mental or emotional collapse; emotional breakdown.
- n. Any sharp, sustained, often uncontrollable descent or decline.
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- n. loss of emotional control often resulting in emotional collapse
- n. rapid descent of an aircraft in a steep spiral
Compound of tail + spin. (Wiktionary)