tailbone
noun Date: circa 1577 1. a caudal vertebra 2. coccyx

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • tailbone — [tāl′bōn΄] n. COCCYX …   English World dictionary

  • tailbone — UK [ˈteɪlˌbəʊn] / US [ˈteɪlˌboʊn] noun [countable] Word forms tailbone : singular tailbone plural tailbones informal the bone that is at the bottom of your back …   English dictionary

  • tailbone — ˈ ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷ noun 1. : a caudal vertebra 2. : coccyx walking bent over, one hand on his tailbone like an old man Shelby Foote …   Useful english dictionary

  • tailbone — /tayl bohn /, n. Anat. the coccyx. [1540 50; TAIL1 + BONE] * * * …   Universalium

  • tailbone — noun The coccyx …   Wiktionary

  • tailbone — tail·bone bōn, .bōn n 1) a caudal vertebra 2) COCCYX …   Medical dictionary

  • tailbone — tail|bone [ˈteılbəun US boun] n the small bone at the bottom of your ↑spine = ↑coccyx …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • tailbone — tail|bone [ teıl,boun ] noun count INFORMAL the bone that is at the bottom of your back …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • tailbone — noun (C) the bone at the very bottom of your back; coccyx …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • tailbone — tail•bone [[t]ˈteɪlˌboʊn[/t]] n. anat. coccyx • Etymology: 1540–50 …   From formal English to slang

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