noun, plural pintails (especially collectively) pintail.
a long-necked river duck, Anas acuta, of the Old and New Worlds, having long and narrow middle tail feathers.

1760–70; pin + tail1 Unabridged
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pintail (ˈpɪnˌteɪl)
n , pl -tails, -tail
a greyish-brown duck, Anas acuta, with slender pointed wings and a pointed tail

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Pintail are thought to be the wariest of puddle ducks requiring excellent
  concealment by the hunter.
Northern pintail resting on a marsh during morning sunrise.
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