Definition of Fishtail

1. Verb. Slow down by moving the tail sideways. "The airplane fishtailed on the runway"

Generic synonyms: Decelerate, Slow Down



Definition of Fishtail

1. a. Like the of a fish; acting, or producing something, like the tail of a fish.

Definition of Fishtail

1. Noun. The tail of a fish, or an object resembling this. ¹

2. Verb. (intransitive) To swing the back of a vehicle (originally an aircraft) from side to side. ¹

3. Verb. (intransitive) To move with the tail swinging from side to side in this way. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Fishtail

1. to have the rear end of a moving vehicle slide from side to side [v -ED, -ING, -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Fishtail

fisho
fishos
fishpaste
fishplate
fishplates
fishpole
fishpole bamboo
fishpoles
fishpond
fishponds
fishpool
fishseller
fishsellers
fishskin
fishskins
fishtail (current term)
fishtail bit
fishtail palm
fishtailed
fishtailing
fishtails
fishtank
fishtanks
fishway
fishways
fishwich
fishwiches
fishwife
fishwives
fishwoman

Literary usage of Fishtail

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1. Chemical Technology, Or, Chemistry in Its Applications to Arts and Manufactures by Charles Edward Groves, William Thorp, Friedrich Ludwig Knapp, Thomas Richardson, Edmund Ronalds, Henry Watts, William Joseph Dibdin (1900)
"The union jet, or fishtail, is stated to have been the joint invention of JB Neilson, of hot-blast celebrity, and James Milne, both of Glasgow. ..."

2. Handbook of Rock Excavation, Methods and Cost by Halbert Powers Gillette (1916)
"50 D. fishtail Bit. The pressure of the column of.muddy water holds up the walls of the hole until it has been cased. Practically all the wells of the Gulf ..."

3. Gaslight and Daylight: With Some London Scenes They Shine Upon by George Augustus Sala (1859)
"You'd better have a dwarf, fishtail,' I said to him in my quiet chaffing way (I always had a turn for satire). ' P'raps a Miss Biffin would suit you, ..."

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