Dictionary.com

ringtail

[ ring-teyl ]
/ ˈrɪŋˌteɪl /
Save This Word!

noun

any phalanger of the genus Pseudocheirus, having the prehensile tail curled into a ring.
Also called ringsail. Nautical. a narrow studdingsail set abaft a gaff sail, especially a spanker, upon spears extending beyond the gaff and boom.

adjective

QUIZZES

QUIZ YOURSELF ON THE 12 TYPES OF VERB TENSES!

Loosen up your grammar muscles because it’s time to test your knowledge on verb tenses!
Question 1 of 6
The verb tenses can be split into which 3 primary categories?

Meet Grammar Coach

Write or paste your essay, email, or story into Grammar Coach and get grammar helpImprove Your Writing

Meet Grammar Coach

Improve Your Writing
Write or paste your essay, email, or story into Grammar Coach and get grammar help

Origin of ringtail

First recorded in 1530–40; ring1 + tail1
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2021

How to use ringtail in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for ringtail

ringtail
/ (ˈrɪŋˌteɪl) /

noun

Also called: ring-tailed cat another name for cacomistle
Also called: ringtail possum Australian any of several possums having curling prehensile tails used to grasp branches while climbing
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
FEEDBACK