What does tailspin mean?

tailspin in AZ Dictionary

(n) The fast descent of an aircraft in a steep, spiral spin.
(n) Informal A loss of mental control often resulting in mental failure.
(n) The rapid, uncontrollable descent of an aircraft in a steep spiral.

tailspin in Community Dictionary

A loss of emotional control often causing emotional collapse. by Rocco AndresReport definition

Related Sources

  • Sentence for "tailspin"
  • Verb Forms for "tailspin"
    • tailspins
  • Phrases for "tailspin"
    • tailspin chemically, moral tailspin, economic tailspin, tailspin today, tailspin right
  • Hypernym for "tailspin"
    • agitation, stunt flying, acrobatics, stunting, aerobatics
  • Same Context for "tailspin"
    • tomisinformation, traumatism, doldrums, roller coaster, immiseration
114 votes

How would you define tailspin?

All the definitions on AZdictionary were written by people just like you. Now's your chance to add your own!