bang tail

bangtail

[bang-teyl]
noun Horse Racing Slang.
a racehorse.

Origin:
1885–90; bang cut (nasal variant of bag cut < ?) + tail1. Cf. pigtail

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bangtail (ˈbæŋˌteɪl)
 
n
1.  a horse's tail cut straight across but not through the bone
2.  a horse with a tail cut in this way
3.  marketing a type of envelope used in direct marketing in which a perforated tail can be used as an order form or response note
 
[C19: from bangtail short tail]

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