[ buhk-teyl ]
/ ˈbʌkˌteɪl /

noun Angling.

an artificial fly made of hairs of or like those of the tail of a deer.

Nearby words

  1. buckshee,
  2. buckshot,
  3. buckskin,
  4. buckskins,
  5. buckstay,
  6. buckthorn,
  7. buckthorn family,
  8. bucktooth,
  9. buckwheat,
  10. buckwheat cake

Origin of bucktail

First recorded in 1910–15; buck1 + tail1

Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for bucktail

  • The most commonly used for Bucktail Streamers is flat tinsel ribbed with oval tinsel or no ribbing at all.

    How to Tie Flies|E. C. Gregg
  • Then the operators appealed to the governor who sent in the famous Bucktail regiment just victoriously back from the war.

    The Coming of Coal|Robert W. Bruere
  • One of the Bucktail Regiment lay on the ground in front of the tent, shot through the chest.

    In The Ranks|R. E. McBride
  • This rod will handle the bucktail spinners which I use for trout and bass, when other things have failed.

    Woodcraft and Camping|George Washington Sears (Nessmuk)