Definition of tailwheel in English:

tailwheel

Line breaks: tail|wheel
Pronunciation: /ˈteɪlwiːl
 
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noun

  • A wheel supporting the tail of an aircraft while on the ground.
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    • 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.

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