tail



Definition of tail :

n. - Limitation; abridgment.
a. - Limited; abridged; reduced; curtailed; as, estate tail.
n. - The terminal, and usually flexible, posterior appendage of an animal.
n. - Any long, flexible terminal appendage; whatever resembles, in shape or position, the tail of an animal, as a catkin.
n. - Hence, the back, last, lower, or inferior part of anything, -- as opposed to the head, or the superior part.
n. - A train or company of attendants; a retinue.
n. - The side of a coin opposite to that which bears the head, effigy, or date; the reverse; -- rarely used except in the expression "heads or tails," employed when a coin is thrown up for the purpose of deciding some point by its fall.
n. - The distal tendon of a muscle.
n. - A downy or feathery appendage to certain achenes. It is formed of the permanent elongated style.
n. - A portion of an incision, at its beginning or end, which does not go through the whole thickness of the skin, and is more painful than a complete incision; -- called also tailing.
n. - One of the strips at the end of a bandage formed by splitting the bandage one or more times.
n. - A rope spliced to the strap of a block, by which it may be lashed to anything.
n. - The part of a note which runs perpendicularly upward or downward from the head; the stem.
n. - Same as Tailing, 4.
n. - The bottom or lower portion of a member or part, as a slate or tile.
n. - See Tailing, n., 5.
v. t. - To follow or hang to, like a tail; to be attached closely to, as that which can not be evaded.
v. t. - To pull or draw by the tail.
v. i. - To hold by the end; -- said of a timber when it rests upon a wall or other support; -- with in or into.
v. i. - To swing with the stern in a certain direction; -- said of a vessel at anchor; as, this vessel tails down stream.
n. - 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.
n. - A tailed coat; a tail coat.
n. - In flying machines, a plane or group of planes used at the rear to confer stability.


Word "tail" contains 4 letters : A I L T

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