Share this entry

Share this page

tailwheel

Line breaks: tail|wheel
Pronunciation: /ˈteɪlwiːl
 
/

Definition of tailwheel in English:

noun

A wheel supporting the tail of an aircraft while on the ground.
Example sentences
  • You're looking for relative movement between the fuselage and the spring, between the spring and the tailwheel, and between the tailwheel and the wheel itself.
  • She had recognized the stuck-pin signal from the plane captain and had released the parking brake (an H - 3 trick for unsticking a stuck pin) and had also complied with my call for unlocking the aircraft tailwheel.
  • As the tailwheel lifts during the takeoff run, gyroscopic precession tries to turn the plane left of centerline.

Definition of tailwheel in:

Share this entry

Share this page

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day boscage
Pronunciation: ˈbɒskɪdʒ
noun
a mass of trees or shrubs