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tailpiece

[ teyl-pees ]
/ ˈteɪlˌpis /
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noun
a piece added at the end; an end piece or appendage.
Printing. a small decorative design at the end of a chapter or at the bottom of a page.
(in a musical instrument of the viol family) a triangular piece of wood, usually of ebony, to which the lower ends of the strings are fastened.
Also called tail beam .Building Trades. a relatively short beam or rafter inserted in a wall by tailing and supported by a header.
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Origin of tailpiece

First recorded in 1595–1605; tail1 + piece
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British Dictionary definitions for tailpiece

tailpiece
/ (ˈteɪlˌpiːs) /

noun
an extension or appendage that lengthens or completes something
printing a decorative design at the foot of a page or end of a chapter
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
Also called: tail beam architect a short beam or rafter that has one end embedded in a wall
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