n. The end of the fiber that is combed last on a combing-machine.n. The players on a side who are not counted on for runs, and who are consequently sent last to bat.n. The posterior extremity of an animal, in any way distinguished from the rest of the body; the hind end or hinder part of the body, opposite the head; especially, the coccygeal region or caudal appendage, when prolonged beyond the rest of the body.n. In the Turkish empire, a horsetail, or one of two or three horsetails, formerly borne as a standard of relative rank before pashas, who were accordingly distinguished as pashas (or bashaws) of one, two, or three tails.n. A taillike appendage or continuation; any terminal attachment to or prolonged part of an object comparable to the tail of an animal: as, the tail of a kite, or of the letter y; the tail of a coat (a coat-tail), or (colloquially) of a woman's long dress.n. Specifically— In anatomy: The slenderest or most movable part of a muscle, or the tendon of a muscle that is attached to the part especially moved when the muscle acts; the insertion, opposite the origin or head.n. The outer corner of the eye; the exterior canthus: more fully called tail of the eye.n. In entomology, one of the long slender prolongations backward of the wings, as of a butterfly or moth: more fully called tail of the wing. See cut under Papilio.n. Some elongated flexible part or appendage, as a proboscis or footstalk.n. In astronomy, the luminous train, often of enormous length, extending from the head of a comet in a direction nearly opposite to that of the sun.n. In botany, any slender terminal prolongation, as the appendage to the seeds of Clematis, Juncus, etc., or the linear extension from the base of the anther-lobes in many Compositæ. Said also sometimes of a petiole or peduncle.n. In musical notation, same as stem, 6.n. Nautical, a rope spliced round a block so as to leave a long end by which the block may be attached to any object. See tail-block.n. Something formed like a tail; an arrangement of objects or persons extending, or imagined to extend, as a tail or train.n. A line of persons awaiting their turns, as at a ticket-office or a bank; a cue.n. A train of followers or attendants; a body of persons holding rank after some chief or leader; the following of a chief or commander.n. The hinder, bottom, or concluding part of anything, in space or in time; the part or section opposed to the head, mass, or beginning; the termination or extremity; the back; the rear; the conclusion.n. Specifically— Of a coin, the reverse, or the side opposite that bearing the head or effigy, as in the expression head or tail, or heads and tails, with reference to the side that may turn in the tossing or twirling of coins as a game. Compare cross and pile, under cross.n. Of a roofing-slate or -tile, or the like, the lower or exposed part.n. Of a projecting stone or brick built into a wall, the inner or covered end. Also called tailing.n. plural That which is left of a mass of material after treatment, as by distillation or trituration and decantation; a residuum; tailings.n. In surgery, a part 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. Also called tailing.n. plural A coat with tails. See tail-coat.n. In bookbinding, the bottom or lower edge of a book. The term is applied both to the paper of the text and to the cover of the book.n. The handle of some kinds of rake, as of those used for oystering, etc.n. In mining, the poor part, or that part deposited at the lower end of a trough in which tin ore settles as it flows from the stamps, according to the mode of ore-dressing employed in some Cornish mines.To furnish with a tail or form with a tail, or anything called a tail; fix a tail to: as, to tail a kite or a salmon-fly.To join or connect as a tail; fix in a line or in continuation.To remove the tail or end of; free from any projection: as, to tail gooseberries.To pull by the tail.In Australia, to herd or take care of, as sheep or cattle.To extend, move, pass, or form a line or continuation in some way suggestive of a tail in any sense: used in certain phrases descriptive of particular kinds of action.To wind up.To stop, as drinking, gradually; end by easy stages; taper off.n. Something cut or carved; specifically, a tally. See tally.n. A reckoning; count; amount; tally.n. In law, a setting off or limitation of ownership; a state of entailment.n. An entail.In law, being in tail; set apart, as an estate limited to a particular line of descent.To cut or carve; carve out.To mark on a tally; set down.To cut off or limit as a settled possession; entail; encumber or limit, as by an entail.