ring-tailed

adjective
\ˈriŋ-ˌtāld \

Definition of ring-tailed 

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

First Known Use of ring-tailed

1704, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about ring-tailed

Share ring-tailed

Statistics for ring-tailed

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for ring-tailed

The first known use of ring-tailed was in 1704

See more words from the same year

More from Merriam-Webster on ring-tailed

Rhyming Dictionary: Words that rhyme with ring-tailed

Comments on ring-tailed

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

WORD OF THE DAY

the figure or shape of a crescent moon

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Late Autumn 2018 Words of the Day Quiz

  • frosted-autumn-leaves
  • Which is a synonym of yahoo?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Word Winder's CrossWinder

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!