Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Same as redstart .
  • noun The red-tailed buzzard, Buteo borealis, one of the commonest and largest hawks of North America, when adult having the upper side of the tail bright chestnut-red.
  • Having a red tail.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The red-tailed hawk.
  • noun The European redstart.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The red-tailed hawk.
  • noun The European redstart.

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

  • noun dark brown American hawk species having a reddish-brown tail
  • noun European songbird with a reddish breast and tail; related to Old World robins

Etymologies

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red +‎ tail

Examples

  • From what I could gather from the conversation, a redtail is a big snake.

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  • Except for once. 3 crows after a redtail, one was nipping at its tail.

    All hunters have seen crows go after a hawk.

  • Or was it making an impossible try to snag the low-flying redtail?

    Bird Cloud

  • Or was it making an impossible try to snag the low-flying redtail?

    Bird Cloud

  • The air was so calm that flying was probably laborious, and when a light breeze slipped in—not from the west but out of the east—a big redtail climbed up to play along the cliff face, then dropped down to skim low.

    Bird Cloud

  • The redtail hit the brakes, did a barrel roll, sunk one set of talons into the crow, and the crow dropped like a rock when it let go.

    All hunters have seen crows go after a hawk.

  • Except for once. 3 crows after a redtail, one was nipping at its tail.

    All hunters have seen crows go after a hawk.

  • But just as I was putting together a business plan, a redtail hawk, attracted by my orange Fudd hat, swooped down from the ridge above and tried to get in the stand with me.

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  • The redtail hit the brakes, did a barrel roll, sunk one set of talons into the crow, and the crow dropped like a rock when it let go.

    All hunters have seen crows go after a hawk.

  • Spin your wheels, the sky turns downside up, the redtail hawk whistles derisively, and nothing moves forward.

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