free-tailed bat

noun
\ˈfrē-ˌtāld- \

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

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about free-tailed bat

Share free-tailed bat

Statistics for free-tailed bat

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for free-tailed bat

The first known use of free-tailed bat was in 1885

See more words from the same year

More from Merriam-Webster on free-tailed bat

Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about free-tailed bat

Comments on free-tailed bat

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

WORD OF THE DAY

a generally accepted meaning of a word

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Great Scrabble Words—A Quiz

  • scrabble-tiles-that-read-scrabble-quiz
  • Which of the following Q-without-U words means the number five in cards or dice?
How Strong Is Your Vocabulary?

Test your vocabulary with our 10-question quiz!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Dictionary Devil

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

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