a movable or sliding support for the dead center of a lathe or grinder.
a casting that slides on the bed of a lathe in alignment with the headstock and is locked in position to support the free end of a workpiece
A tail-strict function evaluates every cons cell in its (list) argument. It will therefore fail to terminate if its argument is an infinite list or if any tail of its argument fails to terminate. The archetypal tail-strict function is length. See also Head-strict, Hyper-strict.
noun 1. the water in a tailrace.
- Tail wheel
noun 1. a wheel fitted to the rear of a vehicle, esp the landing wheel under the tail of an aircraft
noun 1. a wind coming from directly behind a moving object, especially an aircraft or other vehicle (opposed to headwind). noun 1. a wind blowing in the same direction as the course of an aircraft or ship Compare headwind