The terminal, and usually flexible, posterior appendage of an animal.
Any long, flexible terminal appendage; whatever resembles, in shape or position, the tail of an animal, as a catkin.
A downy or feathery appendage to certain achenes. It is formed of the permanent elongated style.
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.
One of the strips at the end of a bandage formed by splitting the bandage one or more times.
In airplanes, an airfoil or group of airfoils used at the rear to confer stability.
To follow or hang to, like a tail; to be attached closely to, as that which can not be evaded.
To hold by the end; -- said of a timber when it rests upon a wall or other support; -- with in or into.
In the graphical representation of vectors, the tail of the arrow is the blunt end (the end without a point).
A diagonal line that connects to the letter at one end, as in the letters and
The tail is the long structure at the posterior end of a bird which allows it to balance properly and steer while in flight. Throughout the class Aves, it is shaped in numerous different ways, each which fits the way the bird(s) which possess it act and fly.
noun The part of the skateboard intended to be the rear end when riding.
The rear end of the sk8board.
The end of a theme.
The opposite end of a sling to the rings. A tail may be: Open -- the full width of the fabric. Almost all unpadded slings have an open tail. Some padded slings also have an open tail. Closed -- made narrower or sewn together to make a single piece, common for padded slings Forked -- each rail is continued as a separate piece of fabric, commonly used for padded slings that have a buckle rather than rings To get a sling to fit really well the tail is pulled through the rings until the sling is quite tight and the baby is held high and firm. If the tail is open or forked, the rails can be tightened separately.
The rear of a container.
In satellite networks, any terrestrial extension used to connect end users to an earth station.
The end of a film or tape.
A decorative dragon's tail in a traditional Chinese style attached to the rear of the boat.
the posterior part of the body of a vertebrate especially when elongated and extending beyond the trunk or main part of the body
the time of the last part of something; "the fag end of this crisis-ridden century"; "the tail of the storm"
the rear part of an aircraft
the rear part of a ship
The end of a reel of tape or a roll of film.
The length of fibre from the common end to a termination is known as a tail. There will usually be a number of these in each harness.
the end without tuners, opposite from the head.
The free end of wire extending beyond the bond impression of a wire bond from the heel.
part of the fly usually constructed of fine feather or hair, on the end of the hook.
A decorative element of drapery at the side of other drapery (often swags).
The rear 12 inches of a surfboard. * see illustration
The loose end of a rope which has been wound round a winch or cleat, etc.
A thin, relatively short extension of the rear of the hindwing. In some species, such as the Hairstreaks, it is thought to mimic insect antennae and thus mislead bird predators into biting at the wrong end and only getting a mouthful of wing while the butterfly escapes in the opposite direction.
A loose term used to describe any noticeable extension at the rear of the caterpillar.
The surfaces (tailplane and fin) at the rear of a conventional aeroplane fuselage.
The rear end of the board
A protraction at the end of a feedstock or product's distillation curve. A wide spread between the 95 percent point and final boiling point of a stream. A heavy contaminant in a product. Less than ideal distillation can produce tails. They also occur naturally in some condensates.
The fabric that hangs from the end of a swag.
the rear of the skateboard, from the back truck bolts to the end
The rear tip of the board or ski.
rear end of a post mill
The back end of the board.
The base, or downhill end, of a rafter.
The end of the board farthest from the boat when riding.
Feathers extending from the rear of the bird.
The rear tip of the snowboard.
A more common term for jabot, the vertical lengths of the fabric that complement a swag on each side of a window.
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the end portion of a birds-mouth joint which extends beyond the plate when there is a roof overhang
The back end of a wakeboard.
The bit of the surfboard at the opposite end to the nose (the pointy bit at the front!). For more info on the bits of the surfboard have a look at the Surfboard section.
The part of the airplane located on the rear of the fuselage. Includes both the Vertical Stabilizer and Horizontal Stabilizer.
The rear of the surfboard
The back end of a snowboard.
A piece of fabric that cascades from the end of a swag.
1. The very rearmost section of a ski. 2) The entire rear section, from the back of the binding to the very end.
Portion of body posterior to the anus.
The dangling end of rope left over after tying a knot. Tidy it away with a stopper knot.
end of rafter that extends beyond exterior wall.
In nematodes: The portion of the body between the anus and the posterior terminus. ( 14)
1) The end of a line. 2) A line attached to the end of a wire to make it easier to use. 3) To gather the unused end of a line neatly so that it does not become tangled.
A tail is the section at the rear end of an animal's body, the term particularly referring to such a section which forms a distinct, flexible appendage to the torso. It is the part of the body that roughly corresponds to the sacrum and coccyx in mammals and birds. Tails are mostly a feature of vertebrates, however some invertebrates have tail-like appendages, such as the tail of the scorpion, or the furcula of the springtail.