from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Same as dog, 9 .
- n. In angling, the hook of a tail-fly.
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The FJ-1 lacked carrier suitability; among other reasons, the plane kept losing its tail-hook in its landing gear.
As the wheels touched steel he shoved the throttles forward; if his tail-hook missed the arresting wire, he needed full power for a "bolter" -- a touch-and-go that would send him off the forward deck and around for a second pass.
Work continues on fixing the tail-hook system on the Navy variant, which must take off and land on carriers, as well as solving troubles with the helmet and the night-vision system.
Military options add an aircraft carrier, catapult, tail-hook, enemy planes, battleships and machine guns.
The reason we don't hear about it now is because it is usually only reported when it involves men in reference to women such as tail-hook.
He chose ” this overnight clone of Honest Abe ” to arrive on the deck of the aircraft carrier Abraham Lincoln on an S-3B Viking jet that came in with a dramatic tail-hook landing.