1
: having a tail marked with rings of differing colors
2
: having a tail carried in a form approximating a circle
a ring-tailed Afghan hound

Word History

First Known Use

1704, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of ring-tailed was in 1704

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“Ring-tailed.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ring-tailed. Accessed 22 Jul. 2024.

Kids Definition

ring-tailed

adjective
ˈriŋ-ˈtā(ə)ld
: having a tail marked with rings of different colors
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