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trailing edge

n.
The rearmost edge of a moving structure, such as an airfoil.

trailing edge

n
1. (Aeronautics) the rear edge of a propeller blade or aerofoil. Compare leading edge
2. (General Physics) physics the edge of a pulse signal as its amplitude falls

trail′ing edge`


n.
the rear edge of a moving object, esp. a propeller blade or airfoil.
[1905–10]
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Noun1.trailing edge - the rear edge of an airfoiltrailing edge - the rear edge of an airfoil    
aerofoil, airfoil, control surface, surface - a device that provides reactive force when in motion relative to the surrounding air; can lift or control a plane in flight
edge - a sharp side formed by the intersection of two surfaces of an object; "he rounded the edges of the box"
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Glue is applied uninterruptedly to the label's leading and trailing edges, since grooves are no longer required in the glue roller.
In the mid-1960s, a range of graphite-reinforced epoxy composite parts such as wing tips, nose cones, tail caps, trailing edges of wings, and air-inlet ducts were developed for military jets such as Lockheed's F-104 Starfighter, LTV Aerospace's A7A Corsair II, Grumman's W2F-Hawkeye (with a carbon-fiber propeller), and the Phantom F4.
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The hood inner and outer panels combine the expected rolled flange at the leading and trailing edges with a "tabbed" side flange.