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Definition of "cock-tailed" [cock-tailed]

  • Having the tail cocked or tilted up: as, the cocktailed flycatcher, Alectrurus tricolor.
  • Said of a horse having the tail docked so that it points obliquely upward like the tail of a cock.

The Century Dictionary (Public Domain)

Use "cock-tailed" in a sentence
  • "Because these animals tended not to be thoroughbreds, cock-tailed came to denote horses of mixed pedigree."
  • "And very often Tom caught them just as they touched the water; and caught the alder-flies, and the caperers, and the cock-tailed duns and spinners, yellow, and brown, and claret, and gray, and gave them to his friends the trout."
  • "* The cock-tailed beetle has earned this name in the West of"