Definition of tail
- tails, I win
- had a posse on his tail
First Known Use: before 12th century
The police had been tailing the suspect for several miles.
She is constantly tailed by the press.
The pitch tailed away from the batter.
First Known Use: 14th century
First Known Use: 15th century
: to follow (someone) closely
: to move in a line that is not straight
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an inn where caravans rest at night
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