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Meaning of “tailback” in the English Dictionary

"tailback" in British English

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tailbacknoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈteɪl.bæk/ UK
a ​line of ​vehicles that have ​stopped or are ​moving only very ​slowly, because of an ​accident or other ​problem on the ​road in ​front of them: Yesterday there was a four-mile tailback on the ​mainroad into the ​city after a ​crash.
(Definition of tailback from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"tailback" in American English

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tailbacknoun [C]

 us   /ˈteɪlˌbæk/
a ​footballplayer who ​standsfarthest away from the ​ball at each ​play and who sometimes ​runs with the ​ball
(Definition of tailback from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “tailback”
in Chinese (Simplified) (车辆)排起长龙…
in Turkish kuyruk olma, peşpeşe yığılma, sıra sıra dizilme…
in Russian хвост автомобилей в пробке…
in Chinese (Traditional) (車輛)排起長龍…
in Polish korek…
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