Definition of tailbone
1 : a caudal vertebra
2 : coccyx
Recent Examples of tailbone from the Web
Dillon gave a double wave to the crowd and later was treated at the infield medical center for a bruised tailbone and arm.
Olive Wilde, who plays Smith’s love interest, Julia, dislocated her rib, split her lip and broke her tailbone.
The play is off limits to children under 13, for good reason; during the previews, Sturridge broke his nose and Wilde broke her tailbone and dislocated a rib, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
After a routine ultrasound at 16 weeks pregnant, the mother of two discovered that her unborn baby had sacrococcygeal teratoma, a type of tumor that develops at the base of the tailbone and occurs in one out of every 40,000 pregnancies.
Lie on the roller with your spine supported from head to tailbone.
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TAILBONE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of tailbone for English Language Learners
: the small bone at the end of the spine
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