pintail

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noun pin·tail \ˈpin-ˌtāl\

Definition of pintail

plural

pintail

or

pintails

  1. :  a bird having elongated central tail feathers; especially :  a slender duck (Anas acuta) of the northern hemisphere with the male having a brown head, a white breast with a white line continuing up the side of the neck, and chiefly gray upperparts

1768

First Known Use of pintail

1768


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