Definitions for "TAIL"
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.
Keywords:  endpaper, slate, bottom, margin, leaf
The bottom or lower portion of a member or part, as a slate or tile.
the leading edge of a slate.
The lower margin of the page or spine.
Keywords:  spliced, spar, grooven, lashed, bobbin
A rope spliced to the strap of a block, by which it may be lashed to anything.
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.
A rope spliced into the end of a block and used for making it fast to rigging or spars. Such a block is called a tail-block.
The back of the ski.
the rearward most part of the ski.
the rearward most part of the snowboard.
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.
(1) The difference between the average price in Treasury auctions -" issue price" and the "stop out price". (2) In the repo market, a dealer creates a tail when it deliberately makes the reverse repo for longer than the repo in the hope that the interest rates will fall, lowering the cost of the remaining part of the reverse repo.
(1) The difference between the average price in Treasury auctions and the stopout price. (2) A future money market instrument (one available some period hence) created by buying an existing instrument and financing the initial portion of its life with a term repo. (3) The extreme end under a probability curve. (4) The odd amount in a MBS pool.
Keywords:  comet, dust, willow, gases, brocade
the long visible stream of gases, ions, or dust particles extending from the head of a comet in the direction opposite to the sun.
(of a comet)
Gas and dust left behind as a comet orbits close to the sun. The sunlight makes the tail bright.
Keywords:  batsmen, bat, last, batsman, bowlers
Hence, the back, last, lower, or inferior part of anything, -- as opposed to the head, or the superior part.
The part of a note which runs perpendicularly upward or downward from the head; the stem.
To display the last few lines of a file
Keywords:  vane, proper, fin, actually, commonly
See Vane. The proper term is actually Vane, but Tail is commonly used.
The proper term is actually Vane, but Tail is commonly used. See also: Vane
The slang word for the vane. (the big fin on the back)
The descender of Q or short diagonal stroke of the R.
The stroke or loop at the end of a letter. Examples: the tail of an uppercase Q or the righthand stroke on an uppercase R.
A character's downward projection, such as on the letter 'Q'.
Limitation; abridgment.
Limited; abridged; reduced; curtailed; as, estate tail.
To swing with the stern in a certain direction; -- said of a vessel at anchor; as, this vessel tails down stream.
Stern or back of a canoe or kayak.
a line drawn from the atom back to a reference position (in other words, a displacement)
Keywords:  firework, sky, shell, aerial, sparks
Refers to an effect that happens while the object (shell or star) travels through the sky.
Part of an effect left in the air behind a firework.
Trial of light that follows the firework/shell into the sky.
The part of an animal's spine that has transcended its natural limitations to set up an independent existence in a world of its own. Excepting in its foetal state, Man is without a tail, a privation of which he attests an hereditary and uneasy consciousness by the coat-skirt of the male and the train of the female, and by a marked tendency to ornament that part of his attire where the tail should be, and indubitably once was. This tendency is most observable in the female of the species, in whom the ancestral sense is strong and persistent. The tailed men described by Lord Monboddo are now generally regarded as a product of an imagination unusually susceptible to influences generated in the golden age of our pithecan past.
a continuation of the spine, and isn't fused to your butt
a length of nylon or plastic which is attached to the kite for visual effect or to cause drag (on a single line kite). Also the term to describe the lower end of the spine.
(Retrices) a single transverse row of quills on the margin of the anatomical tail. The rectrices are absent in grebes and some ratite birds and much reduced in penguins. The rectrices are paired and the number is constant within a sex and species and even, sometimes, throughout a whole order. Six pairs are most frequent. This number is found throughout the Passeriformes, except for a few. Trogoniformes, Strigiformes also generally have six. The ostriches have the highest recorded count, 25 to 30 pairs.
go after with the intent to catch; "The policeman chased the mugger down the alley"; "the dog chased the rabbit"
Pointer leading from balloon to speaker; sometimes also POINTER.
pointy part of the balloon that indicates who is speaking. Should point to the mouth (or whatever the source of the sound is), rather than just at the head or in the figure's general direction. As a general rule, the tail should travel about half the distance to the speaker. Sometimes referred to as "Pointer."
Keywords:  deprecated
Keywords:  kashran, circa, spear, bunching, reel
Measure of distance. A fist of fist of spans (circa 2800 yards). Unit of measurement. The length of a kashran tail (usually 3 feet). A spear is usually 3 tails long.
Length of wire that is the beginning [closest to the barrel] of a reel of wire; this wire is coiled up and protected during bunching or drawing and is used to "weld in" the next reel in a continuous operation
The period of time that elapses between the writing of an insurance policy and the payment of the claim or between the loss occurrence (or the insurer's knowledge of the loss) and the payment of the claim.
coverage that protects the dentist against all claims arising from professional services performed while the claims-made policy was in effect but reported after termination of the policy.
This term has been used to describe both the exposure that exists after expiration of a policy and the coverage that may be purchased to cover that exposure. On "occurrence" forms a claims tail may extend for years after policy expiration, and the losses may be covered. On "claims made" forms tail coverage may be purchased to extend the period for reporting covered claims beyond the policy period. See Mini, Midi, Maxi Tail.
the fleshy part of the human body that you sit on; "he deserves a good kick in the butt"; "are you going to sit on your fanny and do nothing?"
a useful part of a lizard, storing body fat, providing balance and increasing the surface area of the lizard relative to its body mass, which is doubtlessly important in temperature regulation
an entertaining distraction when no other playmate is nearby
a string of one or more symbols
a symbol of humility
A terminal or nonterminal symbol that appears on the right side of a rule.
Keywords:  headlap, see
see Headlap
The reverberant decay of a sound in an acoustical space.
The slow decay of a bell's partials, often over tens of seconds. See splash.
A flexible circuit attached to a rigid PCB.
A light line attached to the eye of a ship's mooring line.
The part of the airplane to which the rudder and elevators are attached. The tail has vertical and horizontal stabilizers to keep the airplane from turning about its lateral axis.
the tip of the tail is one of the most affected areas with lesions, hairloss trauma treatment
Keywords:  sword
A train or company of attendants; a retinue.
Keywords:  distal, tendon, muscle
The distal tendon of a muscle.
caudal-most extension of the vertebral column
a bone extension of the back bone
Keywords:  lag, jet, see
See Jet Lag
Keywords:  berries, stalk, fruits, remove
remove the stalk of fruits or berries
a spy employed to follow someone and report their movements
Keywords:  cons, empty, proper, list, atom
A list consisting of all elements of a list except the head or first element.
(of a list) an object that is the same as either some cons which makes up that list or the atom (if any) which terminates the list. The empty list is a tail of every proper list.
Keywords:  yahoo, star, five, store
a five-star Yahoo Store
Keywords:  heirs, inheritance, males, class
Inheritance only to a certain class of heirs e.g. males
the brief signal transmitted by a repeater transmitter after someone stops talking.
a fifth limb and, like an extra hand, it has the distinct ability to feel its environment
Keywords:  tongue, see
See ‘ tongue(s)'.
Keywords:  buttocks
the buttocks.
the element that unites a Carrier to its Root, both depicted or not
any projection that resembles the tail of an animal
remove or shorten the tail of an animal
The remaining reserves after a project financing has been repaid. Sometimes refers to the residual value. Source
Keywords:  coat
A tailed coat; a tail coat.
Keywords:  draw, pull
To pull or draw by the tail.
Keywords:  find, intercourse, get, piece, woman
sexual intercourse, or a woman used for sexual intercourse; as, to get some tail; to find a piece of tail. See also tailing{3}.
Keywords:  bind, way, people, specific, set
a way to bind property to a specific set of people
Keywords:  see
See Tailing, n., 5.
Same as Tailing, 4.