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1. A piece forming an end; an appendage.
2. Printing An engraving or design placed as an ornament at the end of a chapter or at the bottom of a page.
3. Architecture A beam tailed into a wall. Also called tail beam.
4. Music A triangular piece of wood, usually ebony, to which the lower ends of the strings of a violin or other related instrument are attached.


1. an extension or appendage that lengthens or completes something
2. (Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) printing a decorative design at the foot of a page or end of a chapter
3. (Music, other) music a piece of wood to which the strings of a violin, etc, are attached at their lower end. It is suspended between the taut strings and the bottom of the violin by a piece of gut or metal
4. (Architecture) architect Also called: tail beam a short beam or rafter that has one end embedded in a wall



1. a piece added at the end; appendage.
2. a small decorative design at the end of a chapter or a page.
3. a triangular piece of wood to which the lower ends of the strings of a stringed instrument are fastened.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.tailpiece - appendage added to extend the length of something
appendage - a part that is joined to something larger


[ˈteɪlpiːs] N [of violin] → cordal m; (= addition) → apéndice m, añadidura f
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It features a slimmer headlamp with larger air ducts, an inner fairing that extracts heat away from the radiator, an outer fairing that gives the bike a cleaner appearance, a tailpiece that is a short, sharp unit, while the instrument console has a large TFT screen.
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Yamaha includes a number of high-quality components in the V Series outfits, including: ebony pegs, D'Addario Prelude strings, composite tailpiece with four fine tuners, wood bow with ebony frog and sturdy shaped ABS plastic case.
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AN event that started 59 years ago is going just as strong as ever and proving a wonderful tailpiece to the Welsh rugby scene that players are still happy to play in with no financial gain.
The following abbreviations were utilized: E = embolus; Em = embolic membrane; M = membrane; P = paracymbium; Pt = protegulum; PTA = pedipalpal tibial apophysis; R = radix; St = subtegulum; T = tegulum; Tm = position of metatarsal trichobothria; TP = radical tailpiece.
Shan Brogeen's rider Tom Feeney was banned for seven days for attempting to weigh out with a body protector that had the tailpiece removed and he received a further three days for unacceptable behaviour when misleading an official.
The bike may look intimidating, especially with that "GSX1400" logo on the tailpiece, but swing a leg over the ample seat and the whole plot feels quite compact with a sitting "in" rather than "on" sensation.