a. (context British of traffic English) Close to each other, one behind the other. adv. (context British of traffic English) Moving slowly in this manner. alt. (context British of traffic English) Close to each other, one behind the other. n. (context AU English) A minor traffic accident where one vehicle runs in to the back of another.
Usage examples of "nose to tail".
This craft, once nattily painted white with a broad red band from its nose to tail, was dinged and dented.
I slipped into bridge traffic and sat nose to tail with Petrucci's Vegetable Wholesalers and a truck labeled DANGEROUS EXPLOSIVES.
His skin was light green, he was about two metres standing straight on his hind legs and a little longer measured from nose to tail.
To the east of us I could see a dozen or more big Junkers flying round and round in a circle, nose to tail for protection.
Choosing a suitable tree, he paced half a dozen circles before settling down at its base, nose to tail.
The second, a much larger beast, was twenty feet in length from nose to tail tip, striding close behind, jaws held slightly apart.
Almost a century ago, when Cirocco and her crew had first seen him, Whistlestop had been just over one kilometer from nose to tail.
He lay down amongst them again, nose to tail, rich as any wolf could ever be.
They slept by the fire, the wolf curled nose to tail and Hap wrapped around him, his arm around Nighteyes' neck.