Definition of Trailing edge

1. Noun. The rear edge of an airfoil.

Group relationships: Aerofoil, Airfoil, Control Surface, Surface
Generic synonyms: Edge



Definition of Trailing edge

1. Noun. (context: aeronautics) The rearmost edge of a wing or other airfoil. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Trailing Edge

trailerist
trailerists
trailerite
trailerites
trailerless
trailerlike
trailers
trailhand
trailhands
trailhead
trailheads
trailing
trailing arbutus
trailing axle
trailing commission
trailing edge (current term)
trailing edges
trailing four o'clock
trailing points
trailing truck
trailing wheel
trailing windmills
trailingly
trailless
trails
trailside
train
train-bearer
train-bearers
train-of-four stimulus

Literary usage of Trailing edge

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1. The Aeroplane: A Concise Scientific Sudy by Arthur Fage (1915)
"Aerodynamic Behaviour of a Wing which has a Reflex Curvature towards the Trailing Edge.—The navigation of an aeroplane would be greatly facilitated if the ..."

2. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1918)
"The highest point of the curvature of any wing section is always nearer the front edge than it is to the trailing edge. Two of the most important accessory ..."

3. Manual of Military Aviation by Hollis Leroy Müller (1917)
"The trailing edge is accordingly "drooped" by loosening the outer rear landing wire (from left intermediate strut, rear, upper to left outer strut, rear, ..."

4. Manual of Military Aviation by Hollis Leroy Müller (1917)
"The trailing edge is accordingly "drooped" by loosening the outer rear landing wire (from left intermediate strut, rear, upper to left outer strut, rear, ..."

5. Aeronautical Engineering and Airplane Design by Alexander Klemin, Thomas Henri Huff (1918)
"Behavior of Wings with Reverse Curvature at the trailing edge This ... with a slight reverse curvature at the trailing edge, which have been very successful ..."

6. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1918)
"... the wings themselves, as has already been mentioned, are cambered so that a string stretched between the leading edge and the trailing edge would occupy ..."

7. Textbook of Applied Aeronautic Engineering by Henry Woodhouse (1920)
"To provide against the tail plane sliding off its cantilever supports it is secured at the leading and trailing edge. The former attachment is indicated in ..."

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