bristletail

noun bris·tle·tail \ -ˌtāl \

Definition of bristletail

: any of various primitive wingless insects (order Thysanura synonym Archaeognatha) with three slender caudal bristles

First Known Use of bristletail

1706


Learn More about bristletail


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up bristletail? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!