from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Having a tapered tail, with the middle feathers longest; -- said of birds.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Having the tail narrowly cuneate, with long acute central feathers, as the pintail duck, Dafila acuta.
  • Having the individual feathers of the tail stiff, narrow, and pointed, as the pintail ducks of the genus Erismatura.


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