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trailing (not comparable)

  1. (rail transport, of points and crossovers) That converges in the direction of travel.

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trailing

  1. present participle of trail

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trailing (plural trailings)

  1. Fabric or other material that trails.
    • (Can we date this quote?), Mary E. Wilkins, The Portion of Labor
      [] their roots, projecting in fibrous sprawls from their trunks, were their feet, and she pictured them advancing with wide trailings, and rustlings as of green draperies []
    • 2010, Regina S. Baraban, Joseph F. Durocher, Successful Restaurant Design
      All too often, the spout of a soap dispenser rests over the counter and leaves trailings of soap that must be wiped up frequently if a clean appearance is to be maintained.

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