adj. Saying little; uncommunicative. taciturnity n. [latin: related to *tacit]
adj. - of tactics (tactical retreat).
- (of bombing etc.) Done in direct support of military or naval operations.
- adroitly planning or adroitly planned. tactically adv.
adj. Having or showing no tact. tactlessly adv.
n. Rail round a ship's stern. [dutch taffereel panel]
n. Long line of traffic caused by an obstruction.
n. Man's coat with a long divided flap at the back, worn as part of formal dress.
n. - esp. Us = *tailboard.
- rear door of an estate car or hatchback.
adj. - (of clothing) well or closely fitted.
- = *tailor-made.
n. Rear section of an exhaust-pipe.
n. - spin by an aircraft with the tail spiralling.
- state of chaos or panic.