American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A short or shortened tail.
- n. An animal, such as a horse, having a short or shortened tail.
- n. Something that has been cut short or abbreviated.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A short tail, or a tail cut short.
- n. A contemptible fellow; a cur.
- n. Collectively, the rabble: used in contempt, most frequently in the phrase rag-tag and bobtail.
- n. A kind of short arrow-head.
- n. In poker, a four-card flush or straight.
- n. A short, or deliberately shortened tail.
- n. Hence, also said of some animals that have a bobtail, such as certain canines or nags.
- n. agriculture A tractor which performs without its trailer.
- v. agriculture To drive a tractor without its trailer.
- v. To drive a truck or other vehicle without its trailer.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. An animal (as a horse or dog) with a short tail.
- adj. Bobtailed.
- n. large sheepdog with a profuse shaggy bluish-grey-and-white coat and short tail; believed to trace back to the Roman occupation of Britain
- adj. having a short or shortened tail
- n. a short or shortened tail of certain animals
“Finally, Mrs. Carrillo cleared things up for me, and this is what a bob-tail is in the Jingle Bells song: A bobtail is a shorted tail of a horse, dog or sheep.”
“Since he hasn't been home in Texas since January 1, this -- the "bobtail" of a truck based in New Jersey -- is JB's world.”
“And the word "bobtail" has caused much confusion - in that I had absolutely no idea what a bobtail was.”
“You remember the time when we had horses drawing cars of various lengths, some of full length, some familiarly called "bobtail," I know that at times I have covered both the beginning and the end of the journey in the same day, so great was the speed.”
“Michael, who had followed in at her invitation, betrayed a ridiculously swollen nose as he sniffed noses with Jerry, wagged his bobtail to Harley in greeting, and was greeted in turn with a blissful hand laid on his head.”
“When Kearns laid down his hand it showed a bobtail flush, while Harnish's hand proved that he had had the nerve to call on a pair of tens.”
“The muscular 17-pound bobtail cat, which belongs to William and Shannon Secolo, fought off coyotes inside its Kennewick home early one morning last week ....”
“I rip off bobtail pull fur down back peeling it over belly yank it over head across paws drop it on old newspaper insert knife where naked legs spread apart slash down thru tender belly as thin blood drip drips”
“The Japanese bobtail, for example, does not seem genetically similar to cats from Japan, indicating the breed may have originated elsewhere.”
“The bobtail squid has a light-emitting organ that relies on colonization by a luminescent bacterium, Vibrio fischeri.”
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