nose to tail

Definition of nose to tail


  1. :  lined up very close to each other The cars were nose to tail on the highway today.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  the part of the face that bears the nostrils and covers the anterior part of the nasal cavity

    :  this part together with the nasal cavity

    :  the anterior part of the head at the top or end of the muzzle :  snout, proboscis

  1. :  to detect by or as if by smell :  scent

    :  to push or move with the nose

    :  to move (something, such as a vehicle) ahead slowly or cautiously

  1. :  the rear end or a process or prolongation of the rear end of the body of an animal

    :  something resembling an animal's tail in shape or position: such as

    :  a luminous stream of particles, gases, or ions extending from a comet especially in the antisolar direction

  1. :  to follow for purposes of surveillance

    :  to connect end to end

    :  to remove the tail of (an animal) :  dock

  1. :  entail

  1. :  limited as to tenure :  entailed

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to cast off or become cast off

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