boattail

noun
\ ˈbō(t)ˌtāl \

Definition of boattail

 (Entry 1 of 2)

2 : the part of an artillery projectile in the rear of the rotating band when shaped like the inverted frustum of a cone

boattail

adjective
\ " \
variants: or less commonly boat-tailed \ ˈ⸗¦⸗ \

Definition of boattail (Entry 2 of 2)

1 : tapered at the back end like the stern of a boat a boattail bullet a boattail ski
2 [boattail entry 1] : of, relating to, or having a boattail bullets of the boattail type

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“Boattail.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/boattail. Accessed 17 Aug. 2022.

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