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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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From the traditional French plait to the edgy fishtail technique and the ethereal halo braid, which wraps around the head, whatever your style, there is a plait to suit you and your outfit.
* Fishtail two front sections and join at the back Chello, half halo).
Full sheets of scrap veneer ("fishtails") are processed through a "wood-muncher," a machine akin to "an office paper shredder on steroids." The woodmuncher is designed to slit the veneer to width and cut strands to prescribed length-blends--all in one pass.