Definition of fantail
1 : a fan-shaped tail or end
2 : a domestic pigeon having a broad rounded tail often with 30 or 40 feathers
3 : an architectural part resembling a fan
4 : a counter or after overhang of a ship shaped like a duck's bill
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The middle falls is the most spectacular and photographic with a plunge and a fantail into a deep pool.
A trail passes huge boulders and under large pine trees to a deep, narrow chasm where water drops over a 50-foot-high cliff and into a fantail down a large ledge.
Not when bliss comes in simpler forms, like the pull-apart loaf of fantail bread, delivered warm before the appetizers, which reminded me that honey and black pepper are a great combination.
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