Tail"piece` (?), n.

1.

A piece at the end; an appendage.

2. (Arch.)

One of the timbers which tail into a header, in floor framing. See Illust. of Header.

3. (Print.)

An ornament placed at the bottom of a short page to fill up the space, or at the end of a book. Savage.

4.

A piece of ebony or other material attached to the lower end of a violin or similar instrument, to which the strings are fastened.

 

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Tail"piece` (?), n.

1. (Locks)

A piece for transmitting motion from the hub of a lock to the latch bolt.

2.

The part of a telescope containing the adjusting device for the eyepiece, etc.

 

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