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trailing wheel Line breaks: trail|ing wheel

Definition of trailing wheel in English:


A wheel on a railway locomotive or other vehicle that is not given direct motive power.
Example sentences
  • So we may have a 4-6 - 2, with four leading wheels, six coupled wheels, and two trailing wheels.
  • A single trailing wheel not only becomes obstructed less, but can also be tilted out of a pothole.
  • When the trailing wheel negotiates the rise the load sharing again maintains equal loading on both wheels.
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