Definitions of tail

The word "tail" uses 4 letters: ailt.

TAIL is playable in:

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Scrabble US4
Scrabble UK4

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. 2

n. - A tailed coat; a tail coat. 2

n. - In flying machines, a plane or group of planes used at the rear to confer stability. 2

n. - Limitation; abridgment. 2

a. - Limited; abridged; reduced; curtailed; as, estate tail. 2

n. - The terminal, and usually flexible, posterior appendage of an animal. 2

n. - Any long, flexible terminal appendage; whatever resembles, in shape or position, the tail of an animal, as a catkin. 2

n. - Hence, the back, last, lower, or inferior part of anything, -- as opposed to the head, or the superior part. 2

n. - A train or company of attendants; a retinue. 2

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. 2

n. - The distal tendon of a muscle. 2

n. - A downy or feathery appendage to certain achenes. It is formed of the permanent elongated style. 2

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. 2

n. - One of the strips at the end of a bandage formed by splitting the bandage one or more times. 2

n. - A rope spliced to the strap of a block, by which it may be lashed to anything. 2

n. - The part of a note which runs perpendicularly upward or downward from the head; the stem. 2

n. - Same as Tailing, 4. 2

n. - The bottom or lower portion of a member or part, as a slate or tile. 2

n. - See Tailing, n., 5. 2

v. t. - To follow or hang to, like a tail; to be attached closely to, as that which can not be evaded. 2

v. t. - To pull or draw by the tail. 2

v. i. - To hold by the end; -- said of a timber when it rests upon a wall or other support; -- with in or into. 2

v. i. - To swing with the stern in a certain direction; -- said of a vessel at anchor; as, this vessel tails down stream. 2

Direct anagrams of tail:

alit5 lati5 tali5

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