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fantail

[ fan-teyl ]
/ ˈfænˌteɪl /
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noun

adjective

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

Nearby words

fano, fanon, fanon, frantz omar, fansub, fantabulous, fantail, fantail darter, fantail goldfish, fantasia, fantasied, fantasise

Origin of fantail

First recorded in 1720–30; fan1 + tail1
Related formsfan-tailed, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for fantail

fantail

/ (ˈfænˌteɪl) /

noun

Derived Formsfan-tailed, adjective
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