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tailstock on a lathe or grinder, the adjustable piece that contains the dead center and helps hold the work.
tail wind a wind that blows in the same direction as the course of a vessel or aircraft.
Taíno a member of an American Indian tribe that inhabited the Bahamas and parts of the Antilles before the arrival of Columbus and that eventually became extinct after Spanish colonization of the islands. [2 definitions]
taint to slightly corrupt or pollute. [5 definitions]
taintless combined form of taint.
Taipei the capital of Taiwan.
Taiwan an island off the southeastern coast of China; Formosa. [2 definitions]
Tajik of or pertaining to Tajikistan or its people, culture, language, or the like. [3 definitions]
Tajikistan a Central Asian country on the northern border of Afghanistan; formerly a republic of the Soviet Union.
Taj Mahal a white marble mausoleum celebrated for its design and decoration built c.1640 in Agra, India by the Mogul Emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his wife, Mumtaz Mahal.
taka the chief monetary unit of Bangladesh, equaling one hundred paise.
take to cause to be in one's hands; grasp. [36 definitions]
take a back seat (informal) to hold a secondary position or be considered less than excellent.
take a bath (informal) to undergo a serious financial loss.
take a bow to come forward or stand up to receive applause, recognition, or commendation.
take a dim view of to regard unfavorably or pessimistically.
take advantage of to exploit (a weakness or opportunity). [2 definitions]
take a fling at (informal) to attempt or try one's skill at.
take after to resemble.
take a hike (slang) to depart because one is not wanted.
take a leak (vulgar slang) to urinate.