Definition of tail skid in English:

tail skid

noun

  • A support for the tail of an aircraft when on the ground.

    • ‘Upon landing, the tail skid sparked on the runway thus setting off the trailing fuel.’
    • ‘It had no brakes, only a tail skid which served as a brake on grass fields.’
    • ‘A small tail skid was attached directly under the fabric-covered rudder.’
    • ‘Those watching kept waiting for the tail skid to touch down.’