Tailpiece

Tail"piece`

(?), n. 1. A piece at the end; an appendage.
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2. (Arch.) One of the timbers which tail into a header, in floor framing. See Illust. of Header.
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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.
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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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5. (Locks) A piece for transmitting motion from the hub of a lock to the latch bolt.
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6. The part of a telescope containing the adjusting device for the eyepiece, etc.
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