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  1. noting or pertaining to a craft or vehicle that is too heavy in the rear, from overloading or poor design.
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Historical Examples of tail-heavy

  • If it has too little angle, then it will not lift enough, and the aeroplane will be "tail-heavy."

    The Aeroplane Speaks

    H. Barber

British Dictionary definitions for tail-heavy


  1. (of an aircraft) having too much weight at the rear because of overloading or poor design
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