Tail-bay Tail"-bay`, n. 1. (Arch.) One of the joists which rest one end on the wall and the other on a girder; also, the space between a wall and the nearest girder of a floor. Cf. {Case-bay}. [1913 Webster]

2. The part of a canal lock below the lower gates. [1913 Webster]

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