from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Any of a breed of domestic pigeons having a rounded, fan-shaped tail.
- n. Any of several birds of the genus Rhipidura of eastern Asia and Australia, having a long, fan-shaped tail.
- n. Any of a breed of goldfish having a wide, fanlike double tail fin.
- n. A fanlike tail or end.
- n. Nautical The stern overhang of a ship.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Any of several birds, of the genus Rhipidura, from Asia and Australia
- n. Any of several domestic varieties of pigeon having a fan-shaped tail
- n. Any of several goldfish having a large fan-shaped tail
- n. An overhanging deck at the stern of a ship
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A variety of the domestic pigeon, so called from the shape of the tail.
- n. Any bird of the Australian genus Rhipidura, in which the tail is spread in the form of a fan during flight. They belong to the family of flycatchers.
- n. the fantail goldfish.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A fan-tailed flycatcher; any bird of the genus Rhipidura, as the Australian fantail, R. motacilloides.
- n. An artificial fan-tailed variety of the domestic pigeon.
- n. A form of gas-burner.
- n. A splayed tenon or mortise.
- n. In shipbuilding, the projecting part of the stern of a yacht or other small vessel when it extends unusually far over the water abaft the stern-post.
- Same as fan-tailed, 1: specifically applied to small old-world warblers of the genus Cisticola, as C. cursitans of Europe.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. an overhang consisting of the fan-shaped part of the deck extending aft of the sternpost of a ship
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