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bangtail

[bang-teyl] /ˈbæŋˌteɪl/
noun, Horse Racing Slang.
1.
a racehorse.
Origin
1885-1890
1885-90; bang cut (nasal variant of bag cut < ?) + tail1. Cf. pigtail
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British Dictionary definitions for bangtail

bangtail

/ˈbæŋˌteɪl/
noun
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
Word Origin
C19: from bangtail short tail
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Slang definitions & phrases for bangtail

bangtail

noun

A racehorse

[1920+; fr the manner of cropping and tying the tail of a racehorse as if it were chopped square in a bang; bang-tailed is attested fr 1861]


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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