from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A common designation for an animal that has an unusually long tail relative to similar species.
  • n. In Bermuda, an alternative name for the White-tailed Tropicbird.
  • n. A longtail boat.
  • n. In the Isle of Man, a rat.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. An animal, particularly a log, having an uncut tail. Cf. curtail. dog.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An animal, particularly a dog, having an uncut tail.
  • n. The long-tailed duck.
  • n. An old nickname for a native of Kent.
  • Having the tail uncut, as a dog.


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  • Or, how to 'longtail' a phone conversation you're eavesdropping on but can't hang up the receiver because they'd hear the click and find out.

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