[ ring-teyld ]

  1. having the tail ringed with alternating colors, as a raccoon.

  2. having a coiled tail.

Origin of ring-tailed

First recorded in 1715–25

Words Nearby ring-tailed

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How to use ring-tailed in a sentence

  • I guess ol' Dan's the idee, if you can drive him; he's a ring-tailed snorter.

    Wayside Courtships | Hamlin Garland
  • I think Tom must have made a new record for himself in the running high jump when he broke away from his ring-tailed antagonist.

    Roof and Meadow | Dallas Lore Sharp
  • This was the great country of the frogs—the milk-and-honey country to the ring-tailed family in the hollow gum.

    Roof and Meadow | Dallas Lore Sharp
  • In this way we produce such admirable propositions as "A ring-tailed baboon is not a constitutional assembly."

    Instigations | Ezra Pound
  • Then at the signal of the Ring Tailed Panther they rose to their feet, and stretched their cramped limbs.

    The Texan Star | Joseph A. Altsheler

British Dictionary definitions for ring-tailed


  1. (of an animal) having a tail marked with rings of a distinctive colour

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