from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Having a deeply forked tail. Used of various birds.
- adj. Resembling the tail of a swallow.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Having a tail that is forked like a swallow's.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Having a tail like that of a swallow; hence, like a swallow's tail in form; having narrow and tapering or pointed skirts.
- adj. United by dovetailing; dovetailed.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Of the form of a swallow's tail; having tapering or pointed skirts: applied particularly to a coat.
- In joinery, dovetailed.
- Having a long, deeply forked tail, like the barn-swallow's.
- In Greek female costume of the archaic period, noting the arrangement of the chiton or under garment, the plaits of which are so arranged that they fall in masses which resemble swallows' tails.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. (especially of butterflies and birds) having a forked tail like that of a swallow
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