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English definition of “tail”

tail

noun [C]
 
 
/teɪl/
ANIMAL B2 the long, narrow part that sticks out at the back of an animal's body: The dog's pleased to see you - he's wagging his tail.Miscellaneous animal body parts
BACK PART the back part of something long, such as a planeWords meaning parts of things
(Definition of tail noun from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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