- a braid of hair hanging down the back of the head.
- tobacco in a thin, twisted roll.
- a short, flexible wire used in connecting a stationary terminal with a terminal having a limited range of motion.
- a short wire connected to an electric device, as a lead or ground.
Origin of pigtail
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Examples from the Web for pigtail
Abramovic was wearing a floor-length navy blue robe, a pigtail over her right shoulder.Marina Abramovic's Full-Frontal Art
March 18, 2010
She put the end of a pigtail in her mouth and sat down on the chair opposite.Dream Town
And, now, if you will give me that pigtail, I will try to sew it to this skull-cap.
After a time the woman produced Charlie's pigtail, and handed it to the man to look at.
Patch: Was n't it Noah, Captain; as got his pigtail cut by some designin' woman?Wappin' Wharf
Charles S. Brooks
With the pigtail coiled inside of the lost shoe, Mell ran on.Nine Little Goslings
- a bunch of hair or one of two bunches on either side of the face, worn loose or plaited
- a twisted roll of tobacco
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Word Origin and History for pigtail
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