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tab Tweet Definition of tab Like Definition of tab on Facebook
  1. A small flap or strip of material attached to something, for holding, manipulation, identification, etc.
  2. (context, informal) A tablet, especially one containing illicit drugs.
  3. (context, British Army, slang) A fast march or run with full kit.
  4. (slang) A student of Cambridge University, derived from the Latin Cantabrigia (often shortened to Cantab.).
  5. Short for tablature (a way of writing guitar music).
verb (tabs, tabbing, tabbed)
  1. Mark with a tab.
  2. (computer) To use the tab key on a computer or typewriter to navigate the screen or page.
  3. Short for tabulate.
tail Tweet Definition of tail Like Definition of tail on Facebook
  1. (anatomy) The caudal appendage of an animal that is attached to its posterior and near the anus.
  2. The tail-end of a creature (buttocks, even if tailless) or object, e.g. the rear of an aircraft's fuselage, containing the tailfin.
When a grumpy client of the frat's annual carwash complained the of his menure-soiled tractor wasn't completely cleaned, the poor pledges had to drop trou and bend over to get their own tails paddled in public
  1. An object or part thereof resembling a tail in shape, such as the thongs on a cat-o'-nine-tails or other multi-tail whip.
  2. Specifically, the visible stream of dust and gases blown from a comet by the solar wind.
  3. The latter part of a time period or event, or (collectively) persons or objects represented in this part.
  4. (statistics) The part of a distribution most distant from the mode; as, a long tail.
  5. One who surreptitiously follows another.
  6. (Cricket) The last four or five batsman, batsmen in the batting order, usually specialist bowlers.
  7. (Typography) The lower loop of the letters g, q, and y in the roman alphabet.
  8. (especially, in plural) The side of a coin not bearing the head; the reverse.
  9. (slang) male member of a person animal.
''After the burly macho nudists' polar bear dip, their tails were spectacularly shrunk, so they looked like an immature kid's innocent
  1. (slang) sexual intercourse, Sexual intercourse.
  1. (transitive) To surreptitiously follow and observe.
takeoff Tweet Definition of takeoff Like Definition of takeoff on Facebook
  1. The rising or ascent aircraft or rocket into flight.
The flight was smooth, but the was a little rough.
  1. A parody or lampoon of someone or something.
w:Weird Al Yankovic, Weird Al's song "Lasagna" is a takeoff on the popular song "La Bamba".
  1. A quantification, esp. of building materials.
I'll give you an estimate after I do the quantity takeoffs for the trusses and structural steel.
taxi Tweet Definition of taxi Like Definition of taxi on Facebook
  1. A vehicle that may be hired for single journeys by members of the public and driven by a taxi driver.
verb (taxis, taxiing or taxying, taxied)
  1. To move an aircraft around an airport under its own power.
trim tab Tweet Definition of trim tab Like Definition of trim tab on Facebook
  1. (aeronautical) a control surface set within or attached to a larger control surface that provides trim to obtain a desired attitude without constant inputs to the primary control surfaces (e.g., ailerons and rudders)
triplane Tweet Definition of triplane Like Definition of triplane on Facebook
  1. An airplane that has three pairs of wings, one above the others
turnaround Tweet Definition of turnaround Like Definition of turnaround on Facebook
  1. The act of turning to face in the other direction.
  2. A reversal of policy.
  3. The time required to carry out a task.
They tried to reduce their turnaround on incoming paperwork.
  1. (music) A cadence linking the end of a verse to the beginning of the next.
  2. (music) The notation for the addition of a grace note above then below a given note.
twin-engine Tweet Definition of twin-engine Like Definition of twin-engine on Facebook
  1. (context, of an aircraft) powered by two engines, one in each wing

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