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taildragger Syllabification: tail·drag·ger
Pronunciation: /ˈtālˌdraɡər/

Definition of taildragger in English:


An airplane that lands and taxis on a tail wheel or tail skid, its nose off the ground.
Example sentences
  • The usual places for rust are at the rear of the fuselage in the taildraggers and inside the door frames and in the strut carry-through in the belly of nosedraggers.
  • It was hard to fault the result, as the Cruisair 14-13 and Cruisemaster 14-19 taildraggers were among the most efficient airplanes in their respective classes, despite their seemingly antiquated triple-tail construction.
  • Some taildraggers have a deserved reputation as squirrels during landings, but the Super Decathlon isn't one of them.
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