Translation of "tail" - English-Spanish dictionary

tail

noun uk /teɪl/

the long, narrow part that sticks out from the back of an animal’s body

cola
The dog is happy to see you – he’s wagging his tail.
with your tail between your legs

feeling ashamed and embarrassed because you have failed or made a mistake

con el rabo entre las piernas
The losing team went off with their tails between their legs.

(Translation of “tail” from the Cambridge English-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

tail

noun /teil/

the part of an animal, bird or fish that sticks out behind the rest of its body

cola
The dog wagged its tail
A fish swims by moving its tail.

anything which has a similar function or position

cola
the tail of an aircraft/comet.
-tailed suffix

having a (certain size, type etc of) tail

de cola…
a black-tailed duck
a long-tailed dog.
tails noun, adverb

(on) the side of a coin that does not have the head of the sovereign etc on it

cruz
He tossed the coin and it came up tails.
tail-end noun

the very end or last part

cola, parte final; extremo
the tail-end of the procession.
tail light noun

the ( usually red) light on the back of a car, train etc

luz trasera
He followed the tail lights of the bus.
tailwind noun

a wind coming from behind

viento de cola
We sailed home with a tailwind.
tail off phrasal verb

to become fewer, smaller or weaker (at the end)

disminuir, menguar
His interest tailed off towards the end of the film.

( also tail away) (of voices etc) to become quieter or silent

irse debilitando, ir disminuyendo (poco a poco/gradualmente)
His voice tailed away into silence.

(Translation of “tail” from the PASSWORD English-Spanish Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)