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taperverb [I or T]

uk   /ˈteɪ.pər/  us   /-pɚ/

tapernoun [C]

uk   /ˈteɪ.pər/  us   /-pɚ/
a very ​thincandle or a very ​thinstrip of ​wood, used ​especially in the past for ​lightingcandles, ​fires, etc.
(Definition of taper from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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taperverb [I/T]

 us   /ˈteɪ·pər/
to ​becomegraduallynarrower: [T] The ​drillbit is tapered on one end.
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(Definition of taper from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “taper”
in Spanish cerilla…
in Vietnamese dây nến…
in Malaysian lilin tirus…
in Thai เทียนขนาดเล็ก…
in French cierge…
in German die Wachskerze…
in Chinese (Simplified) (使)一端逐渐变窄…
in Turkish gittikçe incelmek, giderek sivrilmek, gittikçe daralmak…
in Russian сужаться…
in Indonesian lilin…
in Chinese (Traditional) (使)一端逐漸變窄…
in Polish zwężać się…
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