: one positioned at the end or in last placethe tailenders in a race
Examples of tailender in a Sentence
Recent Examples on the WebThere's probably plenty of relief in the nation's capital that the season has arrived, even though Washington is expected to be a tailender.
Barry Wilner, Star Tribune, 12 Sep. 2020 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, 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, 10 Feb. 2018
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