Definition of tailing:
- A prolongation of current in a telegraph line, due to capacity in the line and causing signals to run together.
- Same as Tail, n., 8 ( a).
- Sexual intercourse.
- The lighter parts of grain separated from the seed threshing and winnowing; chaff.
- The part of a projecting stone or brick inserted in a wall.
- The refuse part of stamped ore, thrown behind the tail of the buddle or washing apparatus. It is dressed over again to secure whatever metal may exist in it. Called also tails.
- following (part of speech: verb)
- pursuing (part of speech: verb)
- "Joe Wilson and His Mates", Henry Lawson.
The keeper, seeing how successful Eric's plan had proved, ordered every man to cut for himself a good foothold in the ice, and then, tailing on to the rope, they got the apparatus- cart up the slope, two men behind trying to guide it from below.- "The Boy With the U. S. Life-Savers", Francis Rolt-Wheeler.
- "The Awakening of Helena Richie", Margaret Deland.