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taperverb [I or T]

uk   /ˈteɪ.pər/  us   /ˈteɪ.pɚ/

tapernoun [C]

uk   /ˈteɪ.pər/  us   /ˈteɪ.pɚ/
a very thin candle or a very thin strip of wood, used especially in the past for lighting candles, 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 become gradually narrower: [T] The drill bit is tapered on one end.
Phrasal verbs
(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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