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

  • n. Hair from the tail of a deer, often dyed and used especially in artificial fishing flies.
  • n. An artificial fly made with bucktail.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The tail of a deer, traditionally used as a fishing lure.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A name originally given to the members of the Tammany Society in New York city, but about 1817–26 extended in its application to members of that faction of the Democratic-Republican party in the State which opposed De Witt Clinton.


buck +‎ tail (Wiktionary)



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