rattail

noun
rat·​tail | \ ˈrat-ˌtāl How to pronounce rattail (audio) \

Definition of rattail

1 : a horse's tail with little or no hair

First Known Use of rattail

1705, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Rattail.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rattail. Accessed 30 Jul. 2021.

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