- the part of a rounded stern extending abaft the aftermost perpendicular; rounded counter.
- the area within this.
Related formsfan-tailed, adjective
Examples from the Web for fantail
The fantail, however, contained neither, and was constitutionally ccbb.Mendelism|Reginald Crundall Punnett
Your uncle Dan dragged a mattress out of it and dropped it over the stern, away down onto the fantail, scores of feet below.Gideon's Band|George W. Cable
A hat similar to that of a dustman or coalheaver, which is called a fantail.The Slang Dictionary|John Camden Hotten
Perhaps the entire absence of the oil-gland in fantail pigeons may be connected with the great development of their tails.
The Fantail is gentle and affectionate, and is the best of all pigeons for those who want birds for pets.Our Domestic Birds|John H. Robinson