Something that makes swimmers happy :D

Well, all athletes really...

It's working out really hard for a few days and then doing barely anything in a short amount of time. (usually right before a big game or meet)
When we were tapering, we only did 2500 instead of 7000 =)
by a noun a mouse May 14, 2007
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A term that can be used when referring to reducing the dose, when using a drug.

Tapering can help an addict when trying to quit a drug. Splitting a pill, snorting less, and even injecting less.
Swim: Are you off them xans yet?
Swim 2: Nah, but I'm tapering my Xanax bar because I don't want to get seizures.
by EazieWeezie May 5, 2018
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when athletes stop working out before an athletic event and just start "knocking boots"
damn, Phelps started tapering early for the Olympics
by GeddyLee August 16, 2004
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A device used to stretch piercings. It is small on one end and gradually increases in size until it reaches the proper gauge.
When going from a 4G to a 2G, I used an acrylic taper and some lubricating oil.
by Denis Baldwin February 3, 2004
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my hairstyle, 360 waves, usually drives african american women to want to put their hands on.
$15 tapers at Dynasties in Maywood, IL
by Abbott Brooks February 19, 2004
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A type of haircut. white folks look stupid with them.
Who told that white boy to get a taper.
by gregory June 9, 2003
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