Definition of tailing in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈtāliNG/


1 (tailings) The residue of something, especially ore.
Example sentences
  • 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.
Example sentences
  • After tooling, cut off mortar tailings with trowel and brush excess mortar burrs and dust from face of brick.

Words that rhyme with tailing

failing, grayling, mailing, paling, railing, sailing, unavailing, veiling, wailing

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Syllabification: tail·ing

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