1. loss of emotional control often resulting in emotional collapse

Definition categories: state, agitation

2. rapid descent of an aircraft in a steep spiral

Similar word(s): spin

Definition categories: act, acrobatics, aerobatics, stunting

Sentences with tailspin as a noun:

- The loss of the third engine threw the plane into a tailspin.

- Just hours after leaving the institution, she suffered another tailspin.

- The present stock tailspin proves bankruptcy is imminent.