noun, plural tapirs (especially collectively) tapir.
any of several large, stout, three-toed ungulates of the family Tapiridae, of Central and South America, the Malay Peninsula, and Sumatra, somewhat resembling swine and having a long, flexible snout: all species are threatened or endangered.
noun (pl) -pirs, -pir
any perissodactyl mammal of the genus Tapirus, such as T. indicus (Malayan tapir), of South and Central America and SE Asia, having an elongated snout, three-toed hind legs, and four-toed forelegs: family Tapiridae
- Tapir mouth
tapir mouth ta·pir mouth (tā’pər) n. Protrusion of the lips due to weakness of the oral muscle in certain forms of juvenile muscular dystrophy.
noun, plural tapis. 1. Obsolete. a carpet, tapestry, or other covering. Idioms 2. on the tapis, under consideration or discussion: A new housing development for that area is on the tapis. noun (pl) tapis 1. tapestry or carpeting, esp as formerly used to cover a table in a council chamber
noun, plural tapis verts [ta-pee ver] /ta pi ˈvɛr/ (Show IPA). French. 1. an unbroken expanse of lawn used as a major element of a landscape design.
noun 1. toe loop. noun, Skating. 1. a jump in which the skater takes off from the back outer edge of one skate, makes one full rotation in the air, and lands on the back outer edge of the same skate.