Definitions

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  • n. Any object like a beaver's tail. Oval or tear-drop in plan; usually broad and flat.
  • n. A fried-dough pastry of such shape.
  • n. A species of prickly pear cactus, Opuntia basilaris.
  • n. A gun grip of such shape.

Etymologies

beaver +‎ tail (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Why not install a drop-in beavertail on your 1911 if that's what you like?

    You Always Hurt the Gun You Love

  • Among other things that he went shopping for was something they call a beavertail here in Ottawa.

    CNN Transcript Feb 19, 2009

  • Looking to Lead Canada, and for a Little Name Recognition Michael Ignatieff, center, the Liberal Party's candidate for Canadian prime minister, eats a pastry known as a beavertail after skating on the Rideau Canal in Ottawa last month.

    NYT > Global Home

  • Well, ok this is more of a varmint gun or even a goat gun, it's heavy and has a beavertail stock.

    Hey guys, im looking into buying a new rifle. I've got about 3 different guns to decide from. a Ruger M77 Hawkeye.

  • I'm a do it yourself type, I got a Springfield Armory GI Model and added a beavertail safety, soldered a brass shim on the back of the trigger strap to take out the slack.

    David E.

  • My mom sent me this box of shoes last night, and also inexplicably included a beavertail filth prophylactic.

    Individualism: Innovation or Absurdity?

  • The Mojave supports numerous species of cacti, including several endemics, such as silver cholla (Opuntia echinocarpa), Mojave prickly pear (O. erinacea), beavertail cactus (O. basilaris), and many-headed barrel cactus (Echinocactus polycephalus).

    Mojave desert

  • Stan Sesser Here, a beavertail cactus in glorious bloom.

    In Bloom

  • The Predator has a gorgeous stock with a beavertail fore-end and a heavy barrel that is sharply tapered and gives the gun a streamlined look.

    Straight Shooter

  • If you fancy a beavertail fore-end and a straight wrist, that's what you'll get.

    Double-Gun Lust

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