Definition of “tailspin” - English Dictionary

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“tailspin” in British English

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tailspinnoun

uk /ˈteɪlˌspɪn/ us /ˈteɪlˌspɪn/

(Definition of “tailspin” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

“tailspin” in American English

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tailspinnoun [ C ]

us /ˈteɪlˌspɪn/

a sudden fall that cannot be controlled:

The plane went into a tailspin and crashed.
Events in Asia sent the stock market into a tailspin.

(Definition of “tailspin” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)