(Tai"lor), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Tailored ; p. pr. & vb. n. Tailoring.] To practice making men's
clothes; to follow the business of a tailor.
These tailoring artists for our laysM. Green.
Invent cramped rules.
(Tai"lor*ess), n. A female tailor.
(Tai"lor*ing), adv. The business or the work of a tailor or a tailoress.
1. A piece at the end; an appendage.
2. (Arch.) One of the timbers which tail into a header, in floor framing. See Illust. of Header.
3. (Print.) An ornament placed at the bottom of a short page to fill up the space, or at the end of a
4. A piece of ebony or other material attached to the lower end of a violin or similar instrument, to which
the strings are fastened.
(Tail"pin") n. (Mach.) The center in the spindle of a turning lathe.
1. See Race, n., 6.
2. (Mining) The channel in which tailings, suspended in water, are conducted away.
(Tail"stock`) n. The sliding block or support, in a lathe, which carries the dead spindle, or adjustable
center. The headstock supports the live spindle.
(Tail"-wa`ter) n. Water in a tailrace.
(Tail"zie) n. [F. tailler to cut. See Tail a limitation.] (Scots Law) An entailment or deed whereby
the legal course of succession is cut off, and an arbitrary one substituted. [Written also tailzee.]
(Tain) n. [OE. tein, teyne; cf. Icel. teinn a twig, akin to AS. tan, Goth. tains.] Thin tin plate; also,
tin foil for mirrors. Knight.
(Taint) n. [Cf. F. atteinte a blow, bit, stroke. See Attaint.]
1. A thrust with a lance, which fails of its intended effect. [Obs.]
This taint he followed with his sword drawn from a silver sheath.Chapman.