pintail

[ pin-teyl ]
/ ˈpɪnˌteɪl /

noun, plural pin·tails, (especially collectively) pin·tail.

a long-necked river duck, Anas acuta, of the Old and New Worlds, having long and narrow middle tail feathers.

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Origin of pintail

First recorded in 1760–70; pin + tail1
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British Dictionary definitions for pintail

pintail
/ (ˈpɪnˌteɪl) /

noun plural -tails or -tail

a greyish-brown duck, Anas acuta, with slender pointed wings and a pointed tail
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