tail·​ing | \ ˈtā-liŋ How to pronounce tailing (audio) \

Definition of tailing

1 : residue separated in the preparation of various products (such as grain or ores) usually used in plural
2 : the part of a projecting stone or brick inserted in a wall

Examples of tailing in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Auster’s obsessions with identity, language, ambiguity and defeat are revealed on the long, tailing walks through the metropolis that give his labyrinthine novels their switchback shape, and New York looms throughout like a modern-day Babel. Alice Mcdermott, New York Times, 22 June 2022 For Federico Marchetti, the Italian e-tailing magnate behind Yoox Net-a-Porter Group (whose personal residential portfolio is vast), the idyllic Lido is a sleeping beauty waiting to be revived. Max Vadukul. Styled By Nicoletta Santoro., Town & Country, 12 June 2022 Rather than high-tailing it from east to west or north to south, pause in the geographic center of the contiguous United States. Washington Post, 25 Mar. 2022 His smooth motion produced a series of tailing sinkers. Matt Kawahara, San Francisco Chronicle, 3 Mar. 2022 In February, Cruz came under fire for high-tailing it to Cancun during a winter storm that left hundreds of thousands of households in Texas without power. Brigid Kennedy, The Week, 13 July 2021 The feat was the part of the competition known as colas or steer tailing. San Diego Union-Tribune, 1 Aug. 2021 But each year, his tailing fastball got a little bit better, routinely reaching triple digits this season and reminding Hayden of the heater of Luis Castillo, the one-time All-Star for the Cincinnati Reds. Jack Harris, Los Angeles Times, 13 July 2021 With the bases loaded in the eighth, Walsh snagged a tailing liner by Chicago's Kris Bryant to end the frame and keep the lead at 5-2. Jr Radcliffe, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 13 July 2021 See More

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First Known Use of tailing

1764, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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26 Jun 2022

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“Tailing.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tailing. Accessed 2 Jul. 2022.

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