free-tailed bat

noun

: 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

Word History

First Known Use

1885, in the meaning defined above

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

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“Free-tailed bat.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/free-tailed%20bat. Accessed 15 Jul. 2024.

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