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The rearmost edge of a moving structure, such as an airfoil.
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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
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the rear edge of a moving object, esp. a propeller blade or airfoil.
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|Noun||1.||trailing 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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