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tailpiece

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noun tail·piece \ˈtāl-ˌpēs\

Definition of tailpiece

  1. 1 :  a piece added at the end

  2. 2 :  a device from which the strings of a stringed instrument are stretched to the pegs — see violin illustration

  3. 3 :  an ornament placed below the text matter of a page




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