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ringtail

[ring-teyl] /ˈrɪŋˌteɪl/
noun
1.
any phalanger of the genus Pseudocheirus, having the prehensile tail curled into a ring.
3.
Also called ringsail. Nautical. a narrow studdingsail set abaft a gaff sail, especially a spanker, upon spears extending beyond the gaff and boom.
adjective
Origin
1530-1540
1530-40; ring1 + tail1
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British Dictionary definitions for ring-tail

ringtail

/ˈrɪŋˌteɪl/
noun
1.
Also called ring-tailed cat another name for cacomistle
2.
(Austral) Also called ringtail possum. any of several possums having curling prehensile tails used to grasp branches while climbing
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Slang definitions & phrases for ring-tail

ringtail

noun
  1. A grouch (1931+ Hoboes)
  2. An offensive person; bastard, jerk (1931+ Underworld)
  3. An Italian dockworker or one of Italian extraction (1940s+ Dockworkers)
  4. A Japanese (WWII Navy)

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