Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. See pintail.
  • n. See ruddy duck.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The pintail duck.
  • n. The sharp-tailed grouse.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The pintail duck; -- called also sprig, and spreet-tail.
  • n. The sharp-tailed grouse.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The pintail or sprig, a duck, Dafila acuta. See cut under Dafila.
  • n. The sharp-tailed or pin-tailed grouse, Pediœcetes phasianellus columbianus: more fully sprig-tailed grouse. See cut under Pediœcetes.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. large grouse of prairies and open forests of western North America
  • n. large grouse of prairies and open forests of western North America

Etymologies

sprig +‎ tail? (Wiktionary)

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