Trailing wheel
Trailing Trail"ing, a. & vb. n. from {Trail}. [1913 Webster]

{Trailing arbutus}. (Bot.) See under {Arbutus}.

{Trailing spring}, a spring fixed in the axle box of the trailing wheels of a locomotive engine, and so placed as to assist in deadening any shock which may occur. --Weale.

{Trailing wheel}, a hind wheel of a locomotive when it is not a driving wheel; also, one of the hind wheels of a carriage. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Trailing arbutus — Trailing Trail ing, a. & vb. n. from {Trail}. [1913 Webster] {Trailing arbutus}. (Bot.) See under {Arbutus}. {Trailing spring}, a spring fixed in the axle box of the trailing wheels of a locomotive engine, and so placed as to assist in deadening… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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