Tailspin Definition

tālspĭn
noun
Webster's New World
The rapid descent of an aircraft in a steep, spiral spin.
American Heritage
A state of rapidly increasing depression or confusion.
Webster's New World
A loss of emotional control sometimes resulting in emotional collapse.
American Heritage
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Other Word Forms of Tailspin

Noun

Singular:
tailspin
Plural:
tailspins

Origin of Tailspin

  • Compound of tail + spin.

    From Wiktionary

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