[ bang-teyl ]
/ ˈbæŋˌteɪl /
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noun Horse Racing Slang.
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Let’s start with some etymology: What are the origins of the typographical word “bracket”?
First appeared around 1750, and is related to the French word “braguette” for the name of codpiece armor.
First appeared in 1610, based on the French word “baguette” for the long loaf of bread.
First appeared in 1555, and is related to the French word “raquette” for a netted bat.TAKE THE QUIZ TO FIND OUT
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British Dictionary definitions for bangtail
/ (ˈbæŋˌteɪl) /
a horse's tail cut straight across but not through the bone
a horse with a tail cut in this way
marketing a type of envelope used in direct marketing in which a perforated tail can be used as an order form or response note
Word Origin for bangtail
C19: from bangtail short tail
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