tailpiece

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

tail +‎ piece

Noun[edit]

tailpiece (plural tailpieces)

  1. An appendage or appendix.
  2. (music, lutherie) A triangular piece of metal or ebony to which the strings of a violin, guitar, etc. are attached at the lower end.
  3. (architecture) A short joist between a header and a wall.
  4. The part of a telescope containing the adjusting device for the eyepiece, etc.
  5. The part of a lock that transmits motion from the hub to the latch bolt.

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