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trailing edge

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noun Aeronautics.
  1. the rear edge of a propeller blade or airfoil.
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Origin of trailing edge

First recorded in 1905–10
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trailing edge

noun
  1. the rear edge of a propeller blade or aerofoilCompare leading edge
  2. physics the edge of a pulse signal as its amplitude falls
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