- the part of a rounded stern extending abaft the aftermost perpendicular; rounded counter.
- the area within this.
Origin of fantail
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Historical Examples of fantail
Marie Antoinette's hoop is not bigger than Mrs. Fantail's flounces.The Christmas Books
William Makepeace Thackeray
Only about half a dozen, but all of them have fantail tomahawks and clubs.Edward Barry
The fantail, however, contained neither, and was constitutionally ccbb.Mendelism
Reginald Crundall Punnett
A hat similar to that of a dustman or coalheaver, which is called a fantail.The Slang Dictionary
John Camden Hotten
This diagram is a representation of the third kind I mentioned—the Fantail.Man's Place in Nature and Other Essays
Thomas Henry Huxley