from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Having a tail with ringlike markings.
- adj. Having a tail that curls to form a ring.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. having a tail marked with differently colored rings
- adj. carrying its flexible tail in a circular or spiraling form
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Having the tail crossed by conspicuous bands of color.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Having the tail ringed with alternating colors, as a mammal; having an annulated tail: as, the ring-tailed cat, the bassaris; the ring-tailed lemur, Lemur catta. See cuts under bassaris and racoon.
- Having the tail-feathers cross-barred with different colors, as a bird: as, the ring-tailed eagle, the golden eagle, Aquila chrysaëtos, in immature plumage (see cut under eagle); the ring-tailed marlin, the Hudsonian godwit, Limosa hæmastica.
ring + the past participle of to tail (Wiktionary)