American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. The rearmost edge of a moving structure, such as an airfoil.
GNU Webster's 1913
- (Aeronautics) A following edge. See advancing edge, above.
- n. the rear edge of an airfoil
“One of the Elders from Soonrisa came forward, knelt, and kissed the trailing edge of her skirt.”
“Instantaneously, he thought about the loss of the small fuel tank at the tip of his right wing the “tip tank”, plus the serious damage to his starboard aileron, the moveable control surface attached to the trailing edge of the wing.”
“She was alive, yet still earth-bound as she taxied slowly to the extremity of the flying field and headed into the wind, her nose slanting into the air and her pilot seated in his strange new office atop her graceful wings, the leading edge straight, the trailing edge tapering to a rounded tip.”
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