- having the tail ringed with alternating colors, as a raccoon.
- having a coiled tail.
Origin of ring-tailed
First recorded in 1715–25
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Examples from the Web for ring-tailed
I guess ol' Dan's the idee, if you can drive him; he's a ring-tailed snorter.Wayside Courtships
“‘The Ring-tailed Smasher,’” roared the captain, seizing the poker.Freaks on the Fells
Her father and her mother were the grasshopper and the ring-tailed cat.The Little Lady of the Big House
They are not, however, ring-tailed, though the tip of the tail is generally white.The Cambridge Natural History, Vol X., Mammalia
Frank Evers Beddard
"That appeals ter me as a ring-tailed roarer of a good idee," announced Buck Bradley, when he had finished.The Border Boys Across the Frontier
Fremont B. Deering
- (of an animal) having a tail marked with rings of a distinctive colour
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