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Definition of "tailpiece" [tail•piece]

  • A piece forming an end; an appendage. (noun)
  • Printing An engraving or a design placed as an ornament at the end of a chapter or at the bottom of a page. (noun)
  • Architecture A beam tailed into a wall. Also called tail beam. (noun)
  • Music A triangular piece of ebony to which the lower ends of the strings of a violin or other related instruments are attached. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "tailpiece" in a sentence
  • "I'm having difficulty getting a 'current' standard Lebeda tailpiece which is a much bigger problem,"
  • "In truth, the Cold War was a tailpiece of World War II in Europe, and thus Eisenhower's labors flowed naturally from Roosevelt's."
  • "The sticker on the tailpiece of my hardtail clashes with everything."