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

Examples of tailender in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But an incredible last stand by Ben Stokes -- who hit an amazing series of sixes -- and tailender Jack Leach took England to an unlikely win. Sarah Holt, CNN, "Stokes steers England to sensational Test victory over Australia," 25 Aug. 2019 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

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'tailender.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

First Known Use of tailender

1885, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about tailender

Time Traveler for tailender

Time Traveler

The first known use of tailender was in 1885

See more words from the same year

Statistics for tailender

Cite this Entry

“Tailender.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tailender. Accessed 19 Sep. 2020.

Comments on tailender

What made you want to look up tailender? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).


Test Your Vocabulary

Homophone Quiz

  • three bears two of them look like theyre whispering to a third bear who looks chuffed to be the center of attention
  • In order to judge how people felt, the senator's office hired a firm to take a ______.
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

Add Diction

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!