from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A piece forming an end; an appendage.
- n. Printing An engraving or a design placed as an ornament at the end of a chapter or at the bottom of a page.
- n. Architecture A beam tailed into a wall. Also called tail beam.
- n. Music A triangular piece of ebony to which the lower ends of the strings of a violin or other related instruments are attached.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. An appendage or appendix
- n. A triangular piece of metal or ebony to which the strings of a violin, guitar, etc. are attached at the lower end
- n. A short joist between a header and a wall
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A piece at the end; an appendage.
- n. One of the timbers which tail into a header, in floor framing. See Illust. of Header.
- n. An ornament placed at the bottom of a short page to fill up the space, or at the end of a book.
- n. A piece of ebony or other material attached to the lower end of a violin or similar instrument, to which the strings are fastened.
- n. A piece for transmitting motion from the hub of a lock to the latch bolt.
- n. The part of a telescope containing the adjusting device for the eyepiece, etc.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A piece forming a tail; a piece at the end; an appendage.
- n. In zoology, one of the parts or pieces composing the pygidium of an insect.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. appendage added to extend the length of something
tail + piece (Wiktionary)