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fishtail

1. Aeronautics an aeroplane manoeuvre in which the tail is moved from side to side to reduce speed
2. Engineering a nozzle having a long narrow slot at the top, placed over a Bunsen burner to produce a thin fanlike flame
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fishtail

[′fish‚tāl]
(metallurgy)
Excess metal trailing on the end of a roll forging.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

fishtail

A wedge-shaped piece of wood used as part of the soffit form between tapered end pans in concrete joist construction.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Architecture and Construction. Copyright © 2003 by McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Deformity of the trochlear groove after a lateral condyle fracture in children has been referred to as a "fishtail deformity." Previous studies have reported that fishtail deformity was found in 40-60% of children after a lateral condyle fracture with [greater than or equal to] 2 mm of displacement [13, 14].
Fishtail palm may also be infected by fungal pathogen like leaf spot disease caused by Alternaria species.
Another star carrying off a fishtail gown was Yami Gautam who sported a yellow strapless dress.
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The group was traveling west when Tracy Moore's pickup began to fishtail and he lost control, the sheriff's office said.
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Taking inspiration from the mermaid style, the gowns bore fishtail skirts, and were also embellished with radiant embroidery and detail.
Dressed in a stunning lace and silk satin fishtail gown designed by Suzanne Neville, the singer was soon trending on Twitter as admirers expressed their appreciation for her appearance.