tail end
noun Date: 14th century 1. buttocks, rump 2. the hindmost end 3. the concluding period <
the tail end of the session
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  • Tail end — Tail Tail, n. [AS. t[ae]gel, t[ae]gl; akin to G. zagel, Icel. tagl, Sw. tagel, Goth. tagl hair. [root]59.] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) The terminal, and usually flexible, posterior appendage of an animal. [1913 Webster] Note: The tail of mammals and reptiles… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • tail end — tail′ end′ n. 1) rear end 2) the concluding or final part; tag end: the tail end of a lecture[/ex] • Etymology: 1375–1425 …   From formal English to slang

  • Tail-end — is a cricket term used to indicate the last few positions in a team s batting order. All eleven players in the team must take a turn to bat even if they are specialist bowlers and cannot bat well. The non batsmen are generally termed tailenders… …   Wikipedia

  • tail end — n. 1. the rear or bottom end of anything 2. the concluding part of anything 3. Informal the buttocks …   English World dictionary

  • tail end — index extremity (furthest point) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • tail end — ► NOUN ▪ the last or hindmost part of something, in particular the batting order in cricket …   English terms dictionary

  • tail end — noun 1. the fleshy part of the human body that you sit on he deserves a good kick in the butt are you going to sit on your fanny and do nothing? • Syn: ↑buttocks, ↑nates, ↑arse, ↑butt, ↑backside, ↑bum …   Useful english dictionary

  • tail end — also tail end N SING: usu N of n The tail end of an event, situation, or period of time is the last part of it. Barry had obviously come in on the tail end of the conversation... This is the tail end of the season …   English dictionary

  • tail\ end — • tag end • tail end noun informal the end, farthest to the rear, last in line, nearest the bottom, or least important. John was at the tail end of his class. Mary s part in the play came at the tag end, and she got bored waiting. Bill waited at… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • tail end — n. very end at the tail end (of smt.) * * * [ very end ] at the tail end (of smt.) …   Combinatory dictionary

  • tail-end — n. the back end of something or someone. □ He was at the tail end of the long line. □ Tracy fell down on her tail end …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

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