Back and Tail


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Back noun – A behind part or surface.
Usage example: the back of the page was blank

Tail is a synonym for back in end topic. In some cases you can use "Tail" instead the word "Back" as a noun or an adjective, when it comes to topics like behind, end part. popular alternative
Nearby Words: backward, backing, backed, backside, backwards
Synonyms for Back


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Tail noun – A behind part or surface.
Usage example: the tail of the ship

Back is a synonym for tail in position topic. You can use "Back" instead the word "Tail" as a noun or an adjective, if it concerns topics such as rear, behind. popular alternative
Nearby Words: tailpiece, tailing, tailed, tailless
Synonyms for Tail

How words are described

human human back human tail
high high back high tail
full full back full tail
long long back long tail
Other adjectives: similar, short, single, actual, entire, big, new, naked.

Common collocations

man back man tail man
people back people tail people
head back head tail head

Both words in one sentence

  • Tail Slap In World of Warcraft, never stand behind an enemy dragon or you'll get a face full of tail, which combines a cleave with a Knock Back.
    Source: Tail Slap
  • Not Quite Back to Normal In one episode of The Life and Times of Juniper Lee, Juniper is turned into a lemur, but when she is changed back at the end of the episode, she still has a tail.
  • Rapunzel Hair Sesshoumaru also has a ruff of shoulder fur that is so long it wraps around his left shoulder, flows down his back and trails across the ground behind him like an excessively long tail.
    Source: Rapunzel Hair
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