tailpiece

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tail·piece / ˈtālˌpēs/ • n. a final or end part of something, in particular: ∎  a part added to the end of a story or piece of writing. ∎  a small decorative design at the foot of a page or the end of a chapter or book. ∎  the piece at the base of a violin or other stringed instrument to which the strings are attached.