Simple Definition of fishtail
of a car, truck, etc. : to slide in an uncontrolled way with the rear end going from side to side
Full Definition of fishtail
1 : to swing the tail of an airplane from side to side to reduce speed especially when landing
2 : to have the rear end slide from side to side out of control while moving forward <the car fishtailed on the icy curve>
Examples of fishtail in a sentence
The car fishtailed on the icy curve.
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