Definition of fishtail verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

fishtail

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//ˈfɪʃteɪl//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈfɪʃteɪl//
 
[intransitive]Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they fishtail
BrE BrE//ˈfɪʃteɪl//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈfɪʃteɪl//
 
he / she / it fishtails
BrE BrE//ˈfɪʃteɪlz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈfɪʃteɪlz//
 
past simple fishtailed
BrE BrE//ˈfɪʃteɪld//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈfɪʃteɪld//
 
past participle fishtailed
BrE BrE//ˈfɪʃteɪld//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈfɪʃteɪld//
 
-ing form fishtailing
BrE BrE//ˈfɪʃteɪlɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈfɪʃteɪlɪŋ//
 
 
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if a vehicle fishtails, the back end slides from side to side
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: fishtail