bobtail

noun bob·tail \ ˈbäb-ˌtāl \

Definition of bobtail

1 a : a bobbed tail
b : a horse, dog, or cat with a bobbed or very short tail; especially : old english sheepdog
2 : something curtailed

bobtail

or bobtailed play \-ˌtāld\ adjective

Origin and Etymology of bobtail


BOBTAIL Defined for Kids

bobtail

noun bob·tail \ ˈbäb-ˌtāl \

Definition of bobtail for Students

1 : a short tail : a tail cut short
2 : an animal (as a dog) with a short tail

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