Translation of tail in Spanish:


cola, n.

Pronunciation /teɪl//teɪl/


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    • 1.1

      (of horse, fish, bird) cola feminine
      (of dog, pig) rabo masculine
      (of dog, pig) cola feminine
      • It's also possible that an Apatosaurus tail had a highly flexible extension, equivalent to a bullwhip's popper.
      • Lastly, all chordates have a post-anal tail, or extension of the notochord and nerve cord past the anus.
      • These tiny little birds, with short tails and sharply pointed bills, include only three species.
      • Hoey demonstrated, using a gliding model of a raven, that the tail of such a bird may be used to function in this manner.
      • Each is named by some consistent feature of the tail, or the body, or sometimes both.
      • Their back and wing coverts are heavily barred with black, as are their rust-brown tails which terminate with a narrow white band.
      • Its tail and flight feathers are black, and its back and head are dark brown.
      • He looked to the brown dog, who immediately began wagging her tail.
      • Most breeders use the technique known as ‘banding’, in which a ligature is placed over the end of a puppy's tail within four days of birth.
      • During the acupuncture stimulation, animals were kept in plastic holders with their tails and hind legs protruding out.
      • The fossil turned out to be a composite of the body of a bird with the tail of a dinosaur.
      • When not resting or feeding, they can move quickly, hopping on their hind legs with their tail held out stiffly behind.
      • During his courtship display, the male puffs up his body and fans his tail.
      • I measured body length from snout to base of the tail for all animals captured since 1988.
      • As part of the preening process, the birds rub a natural oil, which is secreted from a gland at the bottom of their tails, over their feathers.
      • He then uses this to explain why there are no post-anal fins in fish: the tail is itself an appendage.
      • I followed, trying repeatedly to get a good look, but they never allowed me more than a glimpse of their tails as they disappeared beyond the next bend.
      • Typical examples of sexually selected traits are the exaggerated long male tails of many birds.
      • North American river otters are semi-aquatic mammals, with long, streamlined bodies, thick tapered tails, and short legs.
      • The tail, like the rest of the body, had no internal skeleton and was reinforced only by lines of scales.

    • 1.2informal (buttocks)

      trasero masculine informal
      cola feminine Latin America informal
      pompis masculine Spain informal
      • An honest man would have packed his bags, hopped in his truck, and hauled tail out of that place a long time ago.

    • 1.3US vulgar slang (woman)

      he's after some tail anda buscando un polvo slang

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    (of plane, comet, kite) cola feminine
    (of shirt, coat) faldón masculine
    before noun tail section (of aircraft) alerón de cola masculine
    • Originally classified as an asteroid, Chiron now appears to be icy - with a tail like a comet.
    • The comet's tail is in fact made of dust grains and frozen gases from the comet's surface that vaporise because of the Sun's heat.
    • I could not grab hold of the tail of his shirt, tugging him toward me as I would have if he were still a small boy running heedless of danger into a busy street.
    • Desmond scoffed, and then flipping up the tail of his coat, turned to sit down on the chair beside Isabella's.
    • I leaned on the gate and saw the great wisps of clouds in the sky like comets' tails.
    • Use the rudder to keep the tail right behind the nose, independent of what you're doing with the ailerons.
    • Another example where this non-contact testing comes in handy is in testing elevator structures in aircraft tails.
    • I'm crouching, and I'm sure the tail of my coat is getting soaked.
    • The stunning apparition of a comet's tail was long regarded as a portent of doom and disaster, and in a way this is not too far from the mark.
    • Here are some tips, facts and rules-of-thumb for making safe arrivals and departures with the wind at your tail.
    • Surely the best place for such tags would be on the tail of the shirt or some other low contact area.
    • A soft wind rustled the tails of his coat.
    • The tail is pushed outwards from the Sun by the solar wind and radiation pressure, and so the popular conception that a comet's tail streams away behind it is wrong.
    • However, the ships had H-beams, which allowed the tails of aircraft to be suspended over the side with the main gear remaining on the deck.
    • A glassed-in tail gunner compartment is to the rear of the tail.
    • It is this solar wind - seen only in comet tails - that carries storms from the Sun to Earth.
    • Thanks to pick-up ion measurements, Ulysses can make observations of comet tails at large distances from the Sun.
    • When Earth runs into an old comet tail we see a meteor shower.
    • The biplane looked much like a Wright Flyer except it had only one propeller and a cross-shaped tail.
    • Kitt Peak observations also identified a bright tail extending from the galaxy.
    • In 1985, it was sent to L2, and then through the tail of the Giacobini-Zinner comet.
    • The refrigerator-sized satellite will collect dust particles from the tail of comet Wild 2 as the two pass each other on Friday morning.
    • I cleaned it with the tail of my shirt, not exactly spotless, but passable.
    • The force caused the blades to flap low enough to chop off the tail of the aircraft.
    • Just lick 'em and wipe with the tail of your shirt - you can taste when the glass is clean and when it's gritty.
    • Before departing they are instructed to try and photograph identification numbers or aircraft tails, if possible, and bring back the evidence.
    • Further into my day a man in a suit drove past on a bike, suit tails and tie blowing in the wind.
    • They will watch the material expelled from the comet get blown into the comet's tail.
    • This stream of lost material is what gives rise to the characteristic comet tail.
    • Solar wind is responsible for the direction of a comet's tail, which always points away from the Sun.
    • While she had been reading, he had unbuttoned the dark green cotton shirt and untucked the tails from his jeans.
    • Even wild and childish Kyle was poised behind his keyboard, black buttoned shirt, tails hanging unmannered over his casual blue jeans.
    • They noted that comets had two tails - one of dust, one of ions - and only the dust tail could be explained by the pressure of sunlight pushing against the comet.
    • Construction details are rounded out with single needle tailoring, hemmed sleeves and a vented tail.
    • Button-ups with tails get tucked with a belt, anything else just rides in the wind.
    • The rudder includes a separate yaw damper and the low tail is designed for post-stall stability.
    • The word ‘comet’ actually comes from a Greek word meaning ‘hairy star’ because of the tails that comets possess.
    • It was Apian who first drew the tails of comets pointing away from the sun and not streaming out behind them.
    • Reaching for the tail of his shirt, Dori pulled it up slightly to inspect his side.
    • He clearly could think of nothing else to say, so he took off his glasses and began polishing them on the tail of his shirt, as was his habit whenever he was thinking.
    • The first indication that the Sun might be emitting a ‘wind’ came in the seventeenth century from observations of comet tails.
    • The outcry was such that the airline relented, the familiar red, white and blue made its way back onto the plane tails and planeloads of passengers breathed a sigh of relief.
    • The four-winged fruit fly is severely handicapped - like a small plane with extra wings dangling from its tail.
    • The seam of the canopy and the weapon bay doors are sawtoothed and the vertical tails are canted at an angle.
    • A sudden wind swept up the tail of my coat, and flocks of bugs hung low in the air, predicting rain.
    • The tail unit comprises all-moving horizontal tail surfaces and a single-fin vertical tail fitted with a rudder.
    • The tail of his shirt and parts of his pants and underpants were burned.
    • One of the classics is petticoat tails, which are shaped in a segmented round.
    • The canopy disintegrated and the wire shaved the top off AIRCDRE Pietsch's helmet before snapping on the tail of the aircraft.
    • Engines, tails, landing gear, bomb-bay doors, wing flaps, and dozens of skin panels are removed.
    • Born with a straight tail and fastback fuselage, the first 172s were little more than 170s with a nosewheel.
    • I twisted around in my seat and looked at the tail of the aircraft - it was engulfed in flames.
    • Unprotected at the tail of the aircraft they led precarious lives.
    • When turning, watch the track of the tail of the aircraft, as well.
    • At Fort Bliss, friends and family gathered under the tail of the plane with open arms as the soldiers disembarked.
    • In our own solar system, the solar wind is responsible for shaping comets' tails and producing the Aurorae Borealis on Earth.
    • I sighed, and a cold breeze swept past me, lifting the tail of my coat.
    • The gases, expelled as jets, drive out debris that had been embedded in the ice, endowing comets with their flamboyant tails.
    • Beginning at the tail, stitch the body long edge, leaving the upper edge open.
    • Nicanor wore a multicolored striped oxford shirt with the tails tied at his waist.
  • 3informal

    perseguidor masculine
    perseguidora feminine
    to put a tail on sb hacer seguir a algn
    • Then again Jack had a reason to drive evasively; even if he hadn't detected a tail, which was likely.
    • In a scene right out of The Sopranos, a tail followed a BFI truck out of the Lincoln Tunnel one evening and nearly ran it off the road in New Jersey.

transitive verb

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    (suspect) seguir
    he was tailing me me venía siguiendo (los pasos)
    • are you sure you haven't been tailed? ¿seguro que no te han seguido?
    • Police went to intervene but Kitchen drove off in his car and refused to stop, despite police tailing him.
    • The problem was that he failed to clearly oppose the U.S. led invasion - tailing behind anything that the president said on the issue.
    • Turkish and British police are thought to be investigating the possibility that he was tailed into the complex by the bomber.
    • The CPP received 1.08 percent of the total votes in the National Assembly elections, tailing behind the alliance led by political science professor Chang Ya-chung.
    • Max raced forward, Franny tailing close behind him, and Nanny followed the two of them.
    • Ilyich growled, but knew that he was outmatched for the time being, so with great reluctance, he bolted out of the room as fast as possible, with Jerwon and Greg tailing him closely.
    • Behind us my guards and H'risnth's entourage tailed along, Kh'hitch engaged in a subdued exchange with the ambassador.
    • The remaining day's competition was fierce, with the Gecko's taking top spot, squeaking by the second place slithering Cobras, as the Tigers tailed behind in third place.
    • Gorden led the charge with 82 yards on five carries, while Griffen tailed with 63 yards on ten carries.
    • Announcements were being made in German, French and English for people to please move to the back of the square because the whole town was being jammed up with protesters tailing back from the square.
    • Yuki pranced up the path to the new Meshan's domain with Philonius tailing along behind her.
    • She was, for example, obsessed with death squads tailing her around New York, though for what purpose was never clear.
    • We were tailed up the stairs by more than one guide-cum-secret agent, who first hovered and then circled repeatedly.
    • The Mando-pop king is pretty much a nobody in the eyes of the European media, but the big-headed hot shot vented his frustration on members of the Taiwanese paparazzi who had been tailing him.
    • The decking market in Australia is huge, obviously tends to follow and tail along with the housing market in Australia.
    • Every night, Chettier and other observers walk the streets, tail police officers, and document their activities.
    • The little car next to the bus was being driven by KGB agents who were tailing him at the time.
    • When he's on a job on the weekend, she's usually right beside her dad, tailing along.
    • The secret police, the AVO, began to tail Douglas wherever he went.
    • When Casey played his first Nike tournament after the 1998 ruling there were some 150 media tailing him.
    • Richard Tomlinson is racing down the autostrada just outside Rimini with two Italian secret service men tailing him.
    • They are also useful to have around if you are tailing someone and want to remain unnoticed.
    • To tail them, the private detective agency must have at least two different vehicles, so that they won't be discovered when tailing after one target.
    • Instantly, an image materialized, displaying three massive war ships tailing after the explorers in the wake of their engine disturbances.
    • In fact, he called his brother and said I don't think I can make it to golf, you go ahead because I have these people tailing me.
    • A web cam with its inactive little red light bulb sat next to the Notebook, its cord tailing out from its back.
    • Queues tail back across arid fields, waiting their turn for this sophisticated drug which could transform the region - yet not even the water with which to take it can be provided, and everyone must bring a sip of their own.
    • Another good reason to oppose this line of explanation is that it tails with the miserable excuses being offered up by Lynndie England.
    • He says he even lectured the FBI agents assigned to tail him, telling them to go back to school and study computers or something with a real future because their job was no good.
    • Mysterious men tailed him, and rebel groups and tribal fighters at first tried to pressure him into using the radio to recruit among the young men and women listening to his broadcasts.
    • In addition, ransom payments should not be filmed and media vehicles should not surreptitiously tail police cars to avoid blowing their cover, he added.
    • Online shopping is hot this year with famous folk, since schlepping to FAO Schwartz with an entourage and a legion of paparazzi tailing you tends to negate the warm, holiday glow!
    • He was tailed from a distance and followed on to a bus.
    • These tested the agents' ability in making contact with a ‘cut out’ (intermediate); tailing someone in a city; losing someone who was following him or her.
    • Please tell me how he is better, given that he's lost two elections, and probably would have tailed after the president during the invasion.
    • Not enough was done, and at times it felt our material was tailing after Royal Mail's rather than defining our own agenda.
    • In 1999, she was tailed by a television crew making Edinburgh or Bust.
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    • Top and tail the green beans, peel the baby onions or cut the spring onion into 2.5cm pieces.
    • Top and tail the green beans and cook them in salted boiling water for 3-4 minutes till tender, then drain them and rinse under cold, running water.
    • I came up through a very strict regime of activities that I had to do to earn my pocket money, such as mowing lawns, picking fruit, feeding the hens, podding peas, top and tailing gooseberries, and collecting pine cones.
    • Top and tail the green beans, then cook in boiling salted water until very tender.