Definition of tailing in English:


Syllabification: tail·ing
Pronunciation: /ˈtāliNG


  • 1 (tailings) The residue of something, especially ore.
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    • Much of the pollution comes from mine tailings, or residues.
    • We've come to the Kennedy Mines Tailing Wheels, which were once these four huge wheels that carried the tailings, or residue, from the mines.
    • Questions about possible adverse health effects from environmental and occupational exposures to uranium have arisen as a result of uranium mining, residual mine tailings, and the use of depleted uranium in the military.
  • 2The part of a beam or projecting brick or stone embedded in a wall.
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    • After tooling, cut off mortar tailings with trowel and brush excess mortar burrs and dust from face of brick.

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