Taper

Definition of Taper

Ta´per
n.1.A small wax candle; a small lighted wax candle; hence, a small light.
Get me a taper in my study, Lucius.
- Shak.
2.A tapering form; gradual diminution of thickness in an elongated object; as, the taper of a spire.
a.1.Regularly narrowed toward the point; becoming small toward one end; conical; pyramidical; as, taper fingers.
v. i.1.To become gradually smaller toward one end; as, a sugar loaf tapers toward one end.
[imp. & p. p. Tapered ; p. pr. & vb. n. Tapering.]
v. t.1.To make or cause to taper.

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