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 There'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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First Known Use of tailender

1885, in the meaning defined above

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“Tailender.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tailender. Accessed 25 Sep. 2021.

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