bucktail definition

  • noun:
    • tresses from end of a deer, frequently dyed and used especially in artificial fishing flies.
    • An artificial fly made with bucktail.
    • The tail of a deer, usually made use of as a fishing appeal.
    • A name initially directed at the people in the Tammany Society in new york, but about 1817–26 extended in its application to people in that faction of this Democratic-Republican celebration in the State which opposed De Witt Clinton.

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