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tail skid

noun, Aeronautics.
a runner under the tail of an airplane.
Origin of tail skid
First recorded in 1915-20 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Sub-Lieutenant Cannon's machine failed to rise and broke its tail skid.

    The War in the Air; Vol. 1 Walter Raleigh.
  • Therefore, he broke my tail skid for me as I was making what I thought a beautiful atterrissage.

    High Adventure James Norman Hall
  • As Tom's machine "zoomed," the tail skid caught this jacket and took it aloft.

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