toe-out

toe-out

[′tō ‚au̇t]
(mechanical engineering)
The outward inclination of the wheels of an automobile at the front on turns due to setting the steering arms at an angle.

toe-out

i. The wheels of an airplane are toed-out if lines drawn through the center of two wheels, perpendicular to the axles, cross behind the wheels. As the airplane moves forward, toe-out causes the wheels to move farther apart. The reverse of toe-in. See toe-in (i).
ii. Aircraft engines are toed-out when their axes in a horizontal plane are inclined to meet the aircraft centerline to the rear of the nose, such as in engines whose axes are perpendicular to the tapered leading edge. See toe-in (ii).