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noun tail pronunciation in American English /teɪl/
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pluraltails
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  1. 1
    [countable] a part at the back of an animals body that can move
    The animal sprays liquid from a gland under its tail.
    the bright tail feathers of a peacock
  2. 2
    [countable] the back part of something that is long or that consists of many parts
    the tail of a comet
    He was at the tail of the line.
  3. 6

    tails

    [plural] a mans formal jacket that is short at the front and has two long pointed parts that hang down at the back
    He wore a top hat and tails.

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