1 of an animal, a bird, etc.
ADJ. long | short | bushy, curly, curved, forked, pointed | muscular, prehensile
VERB + TAIL flick, swish, thrash, wag, whisk The dog wagged its tail furiously. | dock It used to be fashionable to dock horses' tails.
TAIL + VERB twitch, wag, wave The dog ran out with its tail wagging madly.
TAIL + NOUN feathers, fin
2 of a thing
TAIL + NOUN section The plane's tail section had broken off. | fin, light
PREP. at the ~ the truck at the tail of our convoy
PHRASES nose to tail Traffic which used to be nose to tail now flows freely.