trailing by just seven one-hundredths of a second was Lochte in second place.
Brother-team Dan and Jordan Pious were trailing heading into the final legs of The Amazing Race 16.
I went to Paris as a trailing wife, when my husband John was doing medical research with a French colleague there.
In none of them is Obama over 50, but leading is better than trailing.
We were trailing the enlarged protest group, which was now marching north toward Patterson.
With one hand he clutched at the dressing-gown, the girdle of which was trailing behind him.
We might yet find them near at hand, with trailing bridles, cropping the grass.
Often I've watched them trailing down the valley in a cloud of dust.
But, if you wounded him last night, how could he be trailing you to-day?
He pointed to where the morning mist was trailing itself in quickly dissolving wreaths and vanishing wisps over the mountain.
c.1300, "to hang down loosely and flow behind," from Old French trailler "to tow," ultimately from Vulgar Latin *tragulare "to drag," from Latin tragula "dragnet," probably related to trahere "to pull" (see tract (n.1)). The meaning "follow the trail of" (an animal, etc.) is first recorded late 14c. Related: Trailed; trailing.
early 14c., "trailing part of a robe, gown, etc.," from the source of trail (v.). The meaning "track or smell left by a person or animal" is also from 1580s. Meaning "path or track worn in wilderness" is attested from 1807.