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tail
Part of Speech: Noun
Results: 23
1. Limited; abridged; reduced; curtailed; as, estate tail.
Part of Speech: noun
1. In some forms of rope- laying machine, pieces of rope attached to the iron bar passing through the grooven wooden top containing the strands, for wrapping around the rope to be laid.
2. A tailed coat; a tail coat.
3. In flying machines, a plane or group of planes used at the rear to confer stability.
5. The terminal, and usually flexible, posterior appendage of an animal.
6. Any long, flexible terminal appendage; whatever resembles, in shape or position, the tail of an animal, as a catkin.
7. A train or company of attendants; a retinue.
10. One of the strips at the end of a bandage formed by splitting the bandage one or more times.
11. A rope spliced to the strap of a block, by which it may be lashed to anything.
13. Same as Tailing, 4.
14. The bottom or lower portion of a member or part, as a slate or tile.
15. See Tailing, n., 5.
Part of Speech: verb
2. To swing with the stern in a certain direction; - said of a vessel at anchor; as, this vessel tails down stream.
Part of Speech: verb transitive
2. To pull or draw by the tail.
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