buck·​tail ˈbək-ˌtāl How to pronounce bucktail (audio)
: an angler's lure made typically of hairs from the tail of a deer

Examples of bucktail in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Opt for lures like Bull Dawgs, crankbaits, and glide baits that can be worked with a wide range of speed, as opposed to bucktails that have to be cranked quickly to maintain their action. Joe Cermele, Field & Stream, 14 Mar. 2024 Secure the cut end of the bucktail tightly in front of the eyes. Joe Cermele, Outdoor Life, 17 Jan. 2024 Stick one on a bucktail jig as a trailer and send it down for snappers. Joe Cermele, Field & Stream, 4 Jan. 2024 The effectiveness of the bucktail jig is no secret. Jimmy Fee, Field & Stream, 13 Sep. 2023 Pinch an Inch of Nightcrawler When the heavy walleyes move on to the big-water shoals in the late summer, try going after them with a bucktail jig and a 1-inch pinch of nightcrawler. Will Ryan, Field & Stream, 5 July 2023 This is a great time of year to work a loud topwaters or bucktails over the weeds. Joe Cermele, Field & Stream, 25 Apr. 2023 The favorite for stripers at Smith is a white quarter-ounce bucktail, which allows working a variety of depths from almost at the surface to many feet down. Frank Sargeant, al, 18 July 2021 The tailgater also has lots of white bass and some stripers from now through March as the fish run upstream to spawn—catch them on shad or white bucktail jigs. Frank Sargeant, al, 22 Jan. 2021

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Word History

First Known Use

1911, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of bucktail was in 1911

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“Bucktail.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bucktail. Accessed 17 Apr. 2024.

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