white·​tail ˈ(h)wīt-ˌtāl How to pronounce whitetail (audio)

Examples of whitetail in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But once the sun starts sinking, a whitetail’s appetite kicks into gear, and deer will get up and get serious about filling their rumbling bellies. Scott Bestul, Field & Stream, 6 Sep. 2023 This means that even if dystocia isn’t a major cause of fawn mortality among America’s whitetails, other natural complications during the birthing process can have an impact on a fawn’s chances of survival. Katie Hill, Outdoor Life, 6 Sep. 2023 The feeder crumpled beneath the weight of the whitetail, and both animals fled the scene before the video cut out. Travis Hall, Field & Stream, 23 Aug. 2023 The 2021 Wisconsin hunting seasons produced a record whitetail in the crossbow category when Kevin Christorf killed a 13-pointer that scored 192 ⅝ inches, according to the Wisconsin Buck and Bear Club. Paul A. Smith, Journal Sentinel, 13 Aug. 2023 The 253 tags include 13 mule deer tags, 95 resident mule deer permits, and a net loss of 145 nonresident whitetail tags. Katie Hill, Outdoor Life, 23 May 2023 Photographed species varied from birds and rodents to javelina, mountain lions, and one particularly good-looking 6-by-5 whitetail still in velvet. Katie Hill, Outdoor Life, 20 July 2023 However, as mineral proponents will argue, a complete diet (which includes minerals) allows a whitetail to fully express its genetic potential. Scott Bestul, Field & Stream, 19 July 2023 But most American big game hunters in the mid-20th century were pursuing whitetails, mule deer and pronghorns. Ron Spomer, Outdoor Life, 5 July 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1872, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of whitetail was in 1872

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“Whitetail.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/whitetail. Accessed 26 Sep. 2023.

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white·​tail ˈhwīt-ˌtāl How to pronounce whitetail (audio)
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