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pintail

[pin-teyl] /ˈpɪnˌteɪl/
noun, plural pintails (especially collectively) pintail.
1.
a long-necked river duck, Anas acuta, of the Old and New Worlds, having long and narrow middle tail feathers.
Origin
1760-1770
1760-70; pin + tail1
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British Dictionary definitions for pin-tail

pintail

/ˈpɪnˌteɪl/
noun (pl) -tails, -tail
1.
a greyish-brown duck, Anas acuta, with slender pointed wings and a pointed tail
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Word Origin and History for pin-tail

pintail

n.

type of duck, 1767, from pin (n.1) + tail (n.).

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