Definitions

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  • n. The pintail duck.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The pintail duck.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Same as pintail, 1.

Etymologies

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spike +‎ tail

Examples

  • "Where they wear suits like Sam's spiketail," said Mormon.

    Rimrock Trail

  • Won't want folks laffin 'at you like they laffed at Sam, time he won fo' hundred dollars shootin 'craps an' went to Galveston where a smart Alec of a clerk sells him a spiketail coat, wash vest an 'black pants with braid on the seams.

    Rimrock Trail

  • Wright stands there in his spiketail coat, and he runs his hand down that old stirrup leather a time or two; and for a little while he can't say nothing at all -- me neither.

    The Man Next Door

  • Now, Old Man Wright, when he wore his spiketail coat, he had the same trouble with his tie that I had with mine.

    The Man Next Door

  • I never was in a spiketail in my whole life and I told him I'd die first.

    The Man Next Door

  • "Now then, old spiketail," said the starling, "keep your distance; none of your stinging tricks here, or I'll cut that waist of yours in two with one snip."

    Featherland How the Birds lived at Greenlawn

  • (Rob Paulsen), blames herself when he is taken in by a passing herd of spiketail dinosaurs and goes off to be with his own species.

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  • 'em, any mo 'than Sam c'ud be easy in his spiketail suit, or me handin' ice-cream at a swarry.

    Rimrock Trail

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