pintail definition

  • noun:
    • A duck (Anas acuta) of this Northern Hemisphere, having grey, brown, and white plumage and a sharply pointed tail. Also referred to as sprigtail.
    • A dabbling duck, Anas acuta, associated with the northern hemisphere which has had an extended pointed tail.
    • A northern duck (Dafila acuta), local of both continents. The person male features an extended, tapering tail. Known as also grey duck, piketail, piket-tail, spike-tail, split-tail, springtail, water pheasant, and gray widgeon.
    • The sharp-tailed grouse for the great plains and Rocky Mountains (Pediocætes phasianellus); -- labeled as additionally pintailed grouse, pintailed chicken, springtail, and sharptail.
    • The pin-tailed duck, Dafila acuta. Also called, from the peculiarity associated with the end, pickettail, pigeontail, piketail, sharptail, spiketail, spindletail, splittail, sprigtail, sprittail or spreettail, and kite-tailed widgeon. See cut under Dafila.
    • The ruddy duck, Erismatura rubida.
    • The sharp-tailed or pin-tailed grouse, Pediœcetes phasianellus, more fully called pintail chicken.
    • long-necked lake duck of this Old and New Worlds having elongated main tail feathers
  • others:
    • Same as pintailed.

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