- to swing the tail of an airplane from side to side in order to reduce speed after landing
- to move forward with a side-to-side, swinging motion of the rear end: the car fishtailed on the icy hill
See fishtail in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Resembling or suggestive of the tail of a fish in shape or movement. intransitive verb fish·tailed
- To have the rear end of a forward-moving vehicle swerve from side to side out of control: The truck fishtailed on the icy road.
- To swing the tail of an airplane from side to side in order to reduce speed.
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