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swallow-tailed

[ swol-oh-teyld ]
/ ˈswɒl oʊˌteɪld /
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adjective
having a deeply forked tail like that of a swallow, as various birds.
having an end or part suggesting a swallow's tail.
(of a flag) having a triangular indentation in the fly so as to create two tails.
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Origin of swallow-tailed

First recorded in 1690–1700
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British Dictionary definitions for swallow-tailed

swallow-tailed

adjective
(of a bird) having a deeply forked tail
having a part resembling a swallow's tail
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