Associations to the word «Trailing»

Wiktionary

TRAILING, adjective. (rail transport) (of points and crossovers) That converges in the direction of travel.
TRAILING, verb. Present participle of trail
TRAILING, noun. Fabric or other material that trails.
TRAILING ARBUTUS, noun. The mayflower, Epigaea repens, of eastern North America.
TRAILING AXLE, noun. On a steam locomotive, an axle connecting a coupled pair of unpowered wheels located behind the driving wheels.
TRAILING COMMISSION, noun. (Insurance, superannuation) Commission paid to the broker on the cost of policy renewal or ongoing contributions.
TRAILING EDGE, noun. (aeronautics) The rearmost edge of a wing or other airfoil.
TRAILING EDGES, noun. Plural of trailing edge
TRAILING POINTS, noun. (rail transport) (plurale tantum) A set of points at which two routes converge in the direction of travel.
TRAILING SPRING, noun. A spring fixed in the axle box of the trailing wheels of a locomotive engine, and so placed as to assist in deadening any shock which may occur.
TRAILING SPRINGS, noun. Plural of trailing spring
TRAILING TRUCK, noun. On a steam locomotive, a railroad truck to which wheel axles (and, hence, wheels) for one or more coupled pairs of unpowered wheels are attached through bearings, located behind the driving wheels.
TRAILING WHEEL, noun. On a steam locomotive, an unpowered wheel or axle located behind the driving wheels.
TRAILING WHEELS, noun. Plural of trailing wheel

Dictionary definition

TRAILING, noun. The pursuit (of a person or animal) by following tracks or marks they left behind.

Wise words

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