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noun tail pronunciation in British English /teɪl/ 
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singulartail
pluraltails
  1. 1
    [countable] a part at the back of an animal's body that can move

    The animal sprays liquid from a gland under its tail.

    the bright tail feathers of a peacock

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  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 queue.

    1. a.
      the back part of a plane
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  3. 4

    tails

    [uncountable] the side of a coin that does not have a picture of a person on it
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  4. 6

    tails

    [plural] a man's 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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