swallow fork

noun

Definition of swallow fork

: an earmark on an animal made by a triangular cut removing the tip of the ear

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History and Etymology for swallow fork

so called from its resemblance to the fork of a swallow's tail

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“Swallow fork.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/swallow%20fork. Accessed 31 Oct. 2020.

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