trailing

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  • (file)

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trailing (not comparable)

  1. (rail transport, of points and crossovers) That converges in the direction of travel.
  2. That which is attached and pulled behind.
    • 1961 February, “New English Electric diesels for East Africa”, in Trains Illustrated, pages 90-91:
      On the long, continuous downgrades of East Africa dynamic braking is of special value; the traction motors are used as generators and their energy output dissipated in force-ventilated banks of resistors. This facility enables a 700-ton trailing load, for example, to be brought down a 1 in 66 gradient at any selected speed between 14 and 25 m.p.h. without use of the air brakes.

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Verb[edit]

trailing

  1. present participle of trail

Noun[edit]

trailing (plural trailings)

  1. Fabric or other material that trails.
    • 1901, Mary E. Wilkins, The Portion of Labor
      [] their roots, projecting in fibrous sprawls from their trunks, were their feet, and she pictured them advancing with wide trailings, and rustlings as of green draperies []
    • 2010, Regina S. Baraban, Joseph F. Durocher, Successful Restaurant Design
      All too often, the spout of a soap dispenser rests over the counter and leaves trailings of soap that must be wiped up frequently if a clean appearance is to be maintained.

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