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bangtail

[ bang-teyl ]
/ ˈbæŋˌteɪl /
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noun Horse Racing Slang.
a racehorse.
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Origin of bangtail

1885–90; bang cut (nasal variant of bag cut < ?) + tail1. Cf. pigtail
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British Dictionary definitions for bangtail

bangtail
/ (ˈbæŋˌteɪl) /

noun
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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