- noting or pertaining to a craft or vehicle that is too heavy in the rear, from overloading or poor design.
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If it has too little angle, then it will not lift enough, and the aeroplane will be "tail-heavy."The Aeroplane Speaks
- (of an aircraft) having too much weight at the rear because of overloading or poor design
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