to have the rear end skid from side to side, out of control: -- said of automobiles or other vehicles.
Rear of vehicle swaying from side to side. Generally the result of traction loss.
Movement of the rear end of a car from side to side. Also a verb, as in, "His car is really fishtailing as it comes out of the turn."
The name for certain settings that have the shape of a fishtail in the side of the setting.
Movement of the rear end of a car from side to side, often with skidding indicating at least momentary loss of control.