Meaning of tail

Definition of tail

(noun) the posterior part of the body of a vertebrate especially when elongated and extending beyond the trunk or main part of the body
the time of the last part of something; "the fag end of this crisis-ridden century"; "the tail of the storm"
any projection that resembles the tail of an animal
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 spy employed to follow someone and report their movements
(usually plural) the reverse side of a coin that does not bear the representation of a person's head
the rear part of an aircraft
the rear part of a ship
(verb) go after with the intent to catch; "The policeman chased the mugger down the alley"; "the dog chased the rabbit"
remove or shorten the tail of an animal
remove the stalk of fruits or berries

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