duck·​tail | \ ˈdək-ˌtāl How to pronounce ducktail (audio) \

Definition of ducktail

: a hairstyle in which the hair on each side is slicked back to meet in a ridge at the back of the head

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Recent Examples on the Web However, our jury all preferred the 86's simpler front-end styling, and approving grunts were also levied at the 86's Supra-like ducktail spoiler, part of the Premium trim. Dave Vanderwerp, Car and Driver, 29 Nov. 2021 Beautiful bare-carbon stripes are a fantastic detail on a car that uses carbon fiber for the bumper, hood, fenders, roof, quarter-panels, and ducktail spoiler. Austin Irwin, Car and Driver, 13 Sep. 2021 Aston has retained enough of the brand’s visual identity – the grille, the lights, the crease along the sill, the Vantage-style ducktail – to set the DBX apart without turning into an awkward pastiche of a sports car. Alistair Charlton, Forbes, 31 Aug. 2021 The wide-body 911 wears original 964 Turbo bumpers with RS Cup vents, but its carbon-fiber hood, fenders, doors, roof and ducktail spoiler—which together save 143 pounds—are custom-made. Tim Pitt, Robb Report, 2 July 2021 Its khaki-green paint and ducktail spoiler look low-key, but swollen fenders and deep-dish Fuchs rims bristle with intent. Tim Pitt, Robb Report, 18 Mar. 2021 The interesting-looking roofline flows back into a ducktail spoiler with slim taillights that jackknife down the quarter panel. Connor Hoffman, Car and Driver, 9 Mar. 2021 The rear shoulders rise up to engine cover height leaving no doubt that there's a powertrain back there, with Z51-optioned cars wearing a small wing that really only rises about as high as a conventional ducktail spoiler. Jim Resnick, Ars Technica, 25 Feb. 2020 No ponytails, ducktails, rat-tails, male bun or puffballs shall be allowed on male students. Char Adams,, 13 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of ducktail

1948, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for ducktail

from its resemblance to the tail of a duck

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“Ducktail.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Jan. 2022.

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