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tail-heavy

[ teyl-hev-ee ]
/ ˈteɪlˌhɛv i /
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adjective
noting or pertaining to a craft or vehicle that is too heavy in the rear, from overloading or poor design.
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Origin of tail-heavy

First recorded in 1915–20; tail1 + heavy
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tail-heavy

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