Part of speech: noun

The appendage at the hindmost part of the body of many animals; the hinder part of anything; any flap, stem, appendage, etc.; the reverse of a coin.

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Usage examples "tail":

  1. I can't make top nor tail of it. - "East Lynne", Mrs. Henry Wood.
  2. But when I looks at this tail in my hand, I feel as if I could still give her more. - "Poor Jack", Frederick Marryat.
  3. Chad's eyes flashed and he caught the man by the coat- tail. - "The Little Shepherd of Kingdom Come", John Fox.