tailender

noun
tail·​end·​er | \ ˈtāl-ˌen-dər How to pronounce tailender (audio) \

Definition of tailender

: one positioned at the end or in last place the tailenders in a race

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Roma, in fifth and targeting Champions League football next season, host tailenders Benevento in the Stadio Olimpico on Sunday. Afp, chicagotribune.com, "Roma drop, fine Bruno Peres after car carsh," 10 Feb. 2018

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First Known Use of tailender

1885, in the meaning defined above

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