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pintail (n.)

type of duck, 1767, from pin (n.) + tail (n.); so called from the peculiarity of the tail (narrow with long central feathers). In Middle English it is given once (c. 1300) as an epithet for the hare.

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Definitions of pintail

pintail (n.)
long-necked river duck of the Old and New Worlds having elongated central tail feathers;
Synonyms: pin-tailed duck / Anas acuta
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