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
my attempt at secretly tailing the girls was ruined by my loud and uncontrollable hiccups
Recent Examples of tailing from the Web
The scalloped land just to the right of the mine is covered in tailings, and the large gray rectangles above that are containment ponds where the metal was extracted.
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