trailing edge


noun Aeronautics.

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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British Dictionary definitions for trailing edge

trailing edge

noun

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