fantail

[ fan-teyl ]
/ ˈfænˌteɪl /

noun

adjective

Cookery. (of shrimp) shelled, split almost through, and flattened slightly before cooking.

Origin of fantail

First recorded in 1720–30; fan1 + tail1

Related forms

fan-tailed, adjective
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fantail

/ (ˈfænˌteɪl) /

noun

Derived Forms

fan-tailed, adjective
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