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broadtail

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

First recorded in 1890–95; broad + tail1
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How to use broadtail in a sentence

  • 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
  • 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

British Dictionary definitions for broadtail

broadtail
/ (ˈbrɔːdˌteɪl) /

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