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broadtail

[brawd-teyl]
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noun
  1. the wavy, moirélike fur or pelt of a young or stillborn Karakul lamb.Compare Karakul(def 1), Persian lamb(def 2).

Origin of broadtail

First recorded in 1890–95; broad + tail1
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Examples from the Web for broadtail

Historical Examples

  • So why not make hat of skin of broadtail, should I catch him in Teivi?

    Wild Wales

    George Borrow

  • So, why not make hat of skin of broadtail, should I catch him in Teivi?

    Wild Wales

    George Borrow

  • The Tartar sheep, called also Shanghae and Broadtail, is a recently-imported breed, of great promise for mutton.

    Soil Culture

    J. H. Walden

  • A woman with a broadtail coat, a heavy lace veil, pearl earrings, and a close black hat entered the restaurant.

    Main Street

    Sinclair Lewis


British Dictionary definitions for broadtail

broadtail

noun
  1. the highly valued black wavy fur obtained from the skins of newly born karakul lambs; caracul
  2. another name for karakul
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