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Meaning of TAILPIECE

Pronunciation:  'teyl`pees

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  appendage added to extend the length of something
 

TAILPIECE is a 9 letter word that starts with T.

 

 See Also: appendage

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Tail"piece`\, n.
    1. (Locks) A piece for transmitting motion from the hub of a
       lock to the latch bolt.
    
    2. The part of a telescope containing the adjusting device
       for the eyepiece, etc.
    
    
  2. \Tail"piece`\, n.
    1. A piece at the end; an appendage.
    
    2. (Arch.) One of the timbers which tail into a header, in
       floor framing. See Illust. of {Header}.
    
    3. (Print.) An ornament placed at the bottom of a short page
       to fill up the space, or at the end of a book. --Savage.
    
    4. A piece of ebony or other material attached to the lower
       end of a violin or similar instrument, to which the
       strings are fastened.
    
    
 

 

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