Definition of trailing edge in English:

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trailing edge

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noun

1The rear edge of a moving body, especially an aircraft wing or propeller blade.
Example sentences
  • He built up the aft portion of the fuselage to meet the trailing edge of the wing and closed in the cockpit, making it a hybrid Monocoupe.
  • The fourth and fifth fingers run from the leading edge to the trailing edge of the wing, and stretched across all the fingers is a thin, flexible skin.
  • To minimise radar signature, sweep angles are identical for the leading and trailing edges of the wing and tail (planform alignment).
1.1 Electronics The part of a pulse in which the amplitude diminishes.
Example sentences
  • Therefore, the trailing edge of the hyperpolarizing pulse finds the charge in its resting state.
  • Electrostatic image transfer device having a two level transfer voltage for improving image quality at leading and trailing edge regions

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Syllabification: trail·ing edge

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