Meaning of “taper” in the English Dictionary

"taper" in British English

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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)

"taper" in American English

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taperverb [ I/T ]

us /ˈteɪ·pər/

to become gradually narrower:

[ T ] The drill bit is tapered on one end.

Phrasal verb(s)

(Definition of “taper” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)