bangtail

noun bang·tail \ ˈbaŋ-ˌtāl \
|Updated on: 12 Jun 2018

Definition of bangtail

1 US, dated slang : racehorse
  • That thoroughbred will leave the other bangtails standing still.
  • The American Girl
2 : a detachable slip attached to the flap or back panel of an envelope
  • A bangtail is the perforated coupon attached to the body of a return envelope, which must be torn off before the envelope is sealed.
  • The Times-Union (Albany, New York)

Origin and Etymology of bangtail

bangtail short tail


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