tail end


Definition of tail end 

1 : the concluding period the tail end of the session

2 : buttocks, rump

3 : the hindmost end

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Examples of tail end in a Sentence

all I saw was his tail end vanishing around the door

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Dann was a mainstay in the Eagles' side in the 2017/18 season, featuring 17 times before suffering a cruciate knee ligament injury in an attempt to tackle Kevin De Bruyne at the tail end of a draw between Manchester City and Palace. SI.com, "Crystal Palace Star Edging Closer to First Team Return as Rehab Continues After Serious Knee Injury," 11 July 2018 At the tail end of 2014, the Atlanta rapper born Nayvadius Wilburn, best known as Future, began to free himself. Hannah Giorgis, The Atlantic, "The Cathartic Symphony of Future’s Beast Mode 2," 6 July 2018 At the tail end of a second season that was often pretty confusing and meandering, Westworld crammed a ton of plot into these final 90 minutes. Scott Meslow, GQ, "Westworld Finale: Let's Break Down Every Bonkers Thing That Happened," 25 June 2018 Peter Unger traveled the world, first in the Navy at the tail end of the Korean War and then as a free spirit searching the ancient paths of India for life's sacred meaning. J.d. Gallop, Sun-Sentinel.com, "Nearly half a dozen people have died in Walmart parking lots in Brevard County since 2015," 24 June 2018 At the tail end of the Obama administration, the Office of Science and Technology Policy in the White House began to address the industry’s development. New York Times, "In Hitting China on Trade, Trump Is Seen Neglecting U.S. Emerging Industries," 21 June 2018 The pricing was announced at the tail end of Oppo’s lavish reveal event that was held at the Louvre in Paris today. Nick Statt, The Verge, "Oppo’s new Find X flagship smartphone will cost £999 and ships in August," 19 June 2018 Queen Letizia and King Felipe will meet with Trump at the tail end of their trip. Caroline Hallemann, Town & Country, "Donald Trump to Meet with the King Felipe and Queen Letizia of Spain Later This Month," 11 June 2018 The Magsigs moved to the West Bank at the tail end of 2015 when Bill took over as pastor at Berean Bible Church just off Gen. de Gaulle Drive. Chelsea Brasted, NOLA.com, "As New Orleans grows, are we forgetting Algiers?," 6 June 2018

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First Known Use of tail end

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 2

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