free-tailed bat

noun
\ ˈfrē-ˌtāld- How to pronounce free-tailed bat (audio) \

Definition of free-tailed bat

: any of a family (Molossidae) of bats characterized by a tail that projects beyond the posterior part of the flight membrane and found in warm regions of the world

First Known Use of free-tailed bat

1885, in the meaning defined above

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“Free-tailed bat.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/free-tailed%20bat. Accessed 25 Feb. 2020.

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