v. gradually decrease in width or thickness at one end; diminish gradually; make thinner at one end; cause to diminish gradually
adj. gradually decreasing in width or thickness
El Conejo was a very intelligent looking person; he had a long face, a curved nose, a broad forehead, tiny, sparkling eyes and a reddish beard that tapered to a point, like a goat's.
See here, my child, interposed El Carnicerín with calm deliberation. "Who gave you a taper to bear at this funeral?"
A wax taper was placed in his hand but his fingers would not bend, so it was placed between them and held up for him.
Again with tremulous fingers I struck the flint against the steel, and this time I lit not only the tinder but the wax taper.
After a while their playing tapered off and finally stopped and they looked in Prewitt's direction.
Central pipe 3 can have ends in the form of taper rod 9 on the both sides (FIG. 2).
Even before the cab made it to the eastern edge of Manhattan, the drizzle began to taper off.
If we don't get buried alive one of these days, we shall owe a precious big taper to our guardian angel.
If I would buy him a double-tapered line he would pay me when I came down.
It tapered to a point at either end, and there was no sign of propulsion.