Fish-tail propeller
fishtail fishtail v. i. to have the rear end skid from side to side, out of control: -- said of automobiles or other vehicles. [PJC]

{Fish-tail burner}, a gas burner that gives a spreading flame shaped somewhat like the tail of a fish.

{Fish-tail propeller} (Steamship), a propeller with a single blade that oscillates like the tail of a fish when swimming. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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