trailing edge

noun

Definition of trailing edge

: the rearmost edge of an object that moves and especially of an airfoil

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As a result, sections of the wings are much thicker than on a normal passenger jet, with a pair of engine nacelles mounted above the rear trailing edges. Jonathan M. Gitlin, Ars Technica, "“Flying-V” airplane design promises fuel savings, but there’s a catch," 4 June 2019 As a result, sections of the wings are much thicker than on a normal passenger jet, with a pair of engine nacelles mounted above the rear trailing edges. Jonathan M. Gitlin, Ars Technica, "“Flying-V” airplane design promises fuel savings, but there’s a catch," 4 June 2019 The class takes walks around the trails edging the education center and nearby visitor center, where moose and bears frequent the same pathways and chattering squirrels are easy to spot. Erin Kirkland, Alaska Dispatch News, "Kenai wildlife refuge’s PEEP program introduces little peeps to nature," 10 Oct. 2017 Because trees will have to be removed from trail edges, Suedmeyer said bicyclists, runners and others planning to exercise on the West Orange or other Orange County trails should check for updates at www.ocfl.net/CultureParks. Stephen Hudak, OrlandoSentinel.com, "Counties, trail users clean up Hurricane Irma's mess, keep trails open," 25 Sep. 2017

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First Known Use of trailing edge

1909, in the meaning defined above

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