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  1. taper

    • IPA[ˈteɪpə]

    英式

    • v.
      diminish or reduce in thickness towards one end;gradually lessen
    • n.
      a slender candle;a wick coated with wax, used for conveying a flame.
    • noun: taper, plural noun: tapers

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    • 1. a slender candle he lit the tapers in the silver candelabra
    • a wick coated with wax, used for conveying a flame.
    • 2. a gradual narrowing the strong taper of her back a small degree of taper
    • a gradual or incremental reduction with the taper in training, athletes can feel less hungry
    • n.
      a short round metal rod having a small degree of taper which enables it to act as a stop or ...

    Oxford Dictionary

    • n.
      a taper on a shank or socket that is one of a standard series having specified dimensions and ...

    Oxford Dictionary

    • n.
      a short round metal rod having a small degree of taper which enables it to act as a stop or ...

    Oxford American Dictionary

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    • IPA[ˈtāpər]

    美式

    • v.
      diminish or reduce in thickness toward one end: the tail tapers to a rounded tip David asked my dressmaker to taper his trousers
    • n.
      a slender candle: he lit the tapers in the silver candelabra

    Oxford American Dictionary