trailing edge

noun

Definition of trailing edge

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

Examples of trailing edge in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The pilot righted the plane just as the string flew past, one foot behind the trailing edge of the port wing and about two feet from the fuselage. WSJ, 3 Oct. 2021 In addition to the trailing edge, this image confirms the Raider incorporates two new features. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, 8 July 2021 Fully extended, the wing locks in place and pulls taut the cable for the trailing edge, the cloth and two ribs that provide additional strength. Kevin V. Brown, Popular Mechanics, 17 June 2021 The cleaner, simpler trailing edge is probably how the original stealth bomber was supposed to look, but in the 1980s, a last-minute demand by the Air Force that the Spirit be capable of low-altitude flight necessitated an expensive design change. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, 10 Mar. 2021 The Ridgeline continues to include a clever trunk hidden beneath the trailing edge of the tough composite bed. John Pearley Huffman, Car and Driver, 3 Mar. 2021 Generally, these chips are a commodity, which is why most big fabs do not invest much in the trailing edge. Tim Bajarin, Forbes, 13 May 2021 The cleaner, simpler trailing edge is probably how the original stealth bomber was supposed to look, but in the 1980s, a last-minute demand by the Air Force that the Spirit be capable of low-altitude flight necessitated an expensive design change. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, 10 Mar. 2021 Yet, most modern digital devices run at least a handful of chips built on the trailing edge. Tim Bajarin, Forbes, 13 May 2021

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First Known Use of trailing edge

1909, in the meaning defined above

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11 Oct 2021

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“Trailing edge.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/trailing%20edge. Accessed 21 Oct. 2021.

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