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.

Nearby words

  1. tail plane,
  2. tail rotor,
  3. tail skid,
  4. tail wagging the dog, the,
  5. tail wheel,
  6. tail-light,
  7. tailback,
  8. tailband,
  9. tailboard,
  10. tailbone

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Examples from the Web for tail-heavy

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



British Dictionary definitions for tail-heavy

tail-heavy

adjective

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