Definition of Tapers

1. Noun. (plural of taper); thin candles used for lighting other candles. ¹



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Definition of Tapers

1. taper [v] - See also: taper

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Tapers

tapentadol
taper
taper file
taper off
taper pin
tapered
tapered bougie
taperer
taperers
tapering
tapering off
taperingly
taperings
taperlike
taperness
tapers (current term)
taperstick
tapersticks
tapes
tapescript
tapescripts
tapespondent
tapespondents
tapesponding
tapestried
tapestries
tapestry
tapestry moth
tapestrying
tapestrylike

Literary usage of Tapers

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1. Text-book of Advanced Machine Work: Prepared for Students in Technical by Robert Henry Smith (1915)
"tapers are expressed as so much per unit of length, as 1" per foot; ... tapers, standard and special. — Taper parts are used on nearly all machines. ..."

2. A Manual of Engineering Drawing for Students and Draftsmen by Thomas Ewing French (1918)
"APPENDIX tapers.—For cylindrical shapes taper means the difference in diameter for a given length. Thus for a taper of J^" per foot there would be a change ..."

3. A Manual of Engineering Drawing for Students and Draftsmen by Thomas Ewing French (1918)
"tapers.—For cylindrical shapes taper means the difference in diameter for a given length. Thus for a taper of J<j" per foot there would be a change in ..."

4. A Manual of Engineering Drawing for Students and Draftsmen by Thomas Ewing French (1918)
"APPENDIX tapers. — For cylindrical shapes taper means the difference in diameter for a given length. Thus for a taper of J^" per foot there would be a ..."

5. Manual of Chemical Technology by Johannes Rudolf Wagner (1904)
"As the cutters are placed at the entrance of the holes, the tapers, after having been ... When a plate has been thus filled with tapers it is removed, ..."

6. Machine Tool Operation by Henry D. Burghardt (1919)
"tapers.—One of the most important principles in machine shop practice is that ... There are four parts to every taper, the amount it tapers per foot; ..."

7. American Machinists' Handbook and Dictionary of Shop Terms: A Reference Book by Fred Herbert Colvin, Frank Arthur Stanley (1914)
"The diameters of the Reed tapers, however, differ from the Jarno, and the lengths in most cases ... FE REED LATHE CENTER tapers TAPER PER FOOT = O.6 INCH. ..."

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