Tailpiece Tail"piece`, n. 1. A piece at the end; an appendage. [1913 Webster]

2. (Arch.) One of the timbers which tail into a header, in floor framing. See Illust. of {Header}. [1913 Webster]

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. [1913 Webster]

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. [1913 Webster]

5. (Locks) A piece for transmitting motion from the hub of a lock to the latch bolt. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

6. The part of a telescope containing the adjusting device for the eyepiece, etc. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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