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taper verb definition in Describing architecture topic from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

taper

 verb: Describing architecture topic
[intransitive, transitive] to become gradually narrower; to make something become gradually narrower The tail tapered to a rounded tip. She had long tapering fingers. The leaves are long, tapering to a point at each end. taper something The pots are wide at the base and tapered at the top.

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