Share this entry

Share this page

trailing edge

Line breaks: trail|ing edge

Definition of trailing edge in English:

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).
2 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

Definition of trailing edge 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 terpsichorean
Pronunciation: ˌtəːpsɪkəˈriːən
adjective
relating to dancing