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tahini a smooth, thick sauce made from hulled and puréed sesame seeds.
Tahiti an island in French Polynesia in the southern Pacific Ocean.
tai chi a Chinese system of slow and methodical physical exercises, developed as a method of self-defense, and as an aid to meditation.
taiga the strip of subarctic evergreen forest that covers much of the northern parts of North America, Europe, and Asia.
tail an animal's rearmost part, usu. an appendage and extension of the spinal column, that projects from the rear of the trunk. [13 definitions]
tailbone the coccyx.
tailed having a tail of a certain kind (usu. used in combination).
tail end the very last part of anything; tag end; conclusion. (See rear end.)
tailgate a hinged panel or board at the rear of a truck, station wagon, or wagon that can be let down for loading or unloading. [2 definitions]
tailing (pl.) waste from the process of mining, milling, or the like. [2 definitions]
tailless combined form of tail.
taillight a usu. red warning light at the rear of a vehicle.
tailor one who makes, alters, or repairs clothing, esp. men's suits and coats. [4 definitions]
tailorbird any of several tropical warblers that use plant strands to stitch together leaves as a camouflage for their nests.
tailored made, or as if made, by a tailor. [2 definitions]
tailor-made made by a tailor, or custom-made. [2 definitions]
tailpiece a piece or part positioned at the end of something. [3 definitions]
tailpipe the pipe, usu. at the end of a vehicle, through which exhaust fumes from the engine are channeled, as in a car or jet.
tailrace the lower part of the channel through which water leaves a water wheel. [2 definitions]
tailspin the action of a falling, spinning aircraft, characterized by a fast spiraling of the tail. [2 definitions]
tailstock on a lathe or grinder, the adjustable piece that contains the dead center and helps hold the work.