rooster tail

noun

Definition of rooster tail

: a high arching spray (as of water, dust, or snow) thrown up behind a fast-moving motorboat, motor vehicle, or skier

Examples of rooster tail in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Instead, pre-rinse anything that has more than a modest rooster tail of grit on it; just one or two hand soaks and rinses is enough to get most of the gunk out. Joe Lindsey, Outside Online, 17 July 2021 Byron and Logano said the visibility was next to zero on the track's two high-speed straights because of the rooster tail of spray spit out by the cars ahead. Jim Vertuno, Star Tribune, 22 May 2021 Byron and Logano said the visibility was next to zero on the track's two high-speed straights because of the rooster tail of spray spit out by the cars ahead. Jim Vertuno, Star Tribune, 22 May 2021 Byron and Logano said the visibility was next to zero on the track's two high-speed straights because of the rooster tail of spray spit out by the cars ahead. Jim Vertuno, Star Tribune, 22 May 2021 Byron and Logano said the visibility was next to zero on the track's two high-speed straights because of the rooster tail of spray spit out by the cars ahead. Jim Vertuno, Star Tribune, 22 May 2021 Byron and Logano said the visibility was next to zero on the track's two high-speed straights because of the rooster tail of spray spit out by the cars ahead. Jim Vertuno, Star Tribune, 22 May 2021 Byron and Logano said the visibility was next to zero on the track's two high-speed straights because of the rooster tail of spray spit out by the cars ahead. Jim Vertuno, Star Tribune, 22 May 2021 Byron and Logano said the visibility was next to zero on the track's two high-speed straights because of the rooster tail of spray spit out by the cars ahead. Jim Vertuno, Star Tribune, 22 May 2021 See More

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First Known Use of rooster tail

1934, in the meaning defined above

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Last Updated

27 May 2022

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“Rooster tail.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rooster%20tail. Accessed 4 Jul. 2022.

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