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bob·tail

 (bŏb′tāl′)
n.
1. A short or shortened tail.
2. An animal, such as a horse, having a short or shortened tail.
3. Something that has been cut short or abbreviated.

bob′tailed′ adj.

bobtail

(ˈbɒbˌteɪl)
n
1. (Breeds) a docked or diminutive tail
2. (Breeds) an animal with such a tail
adj
(Breeds) having the tail cut short
vb (tr)
3. (Breeds) to dock the tail of
4. to cut short; curtail

bob•tail

(ˈbɒbˌteɪl)
n.
1. a short or docked tail.
2. an animal with such a tail.
adj.
3. having a bobtail.
4. cut short; abbreviated.
v.t.
5. to cut short the tail of; dock.
Also, bob′tailed`.
[1535–45]

bobtail


Past participle: bobtailed
Gerund: bobtailing

Imperative
bobtail
bobtail
Present
I bobtail
you bobtail
he/she/it bobtails
we bobtail
you bobtail
they bobtail
Preterite
I bobtailed
you bobtailed
he/she/it bobtailed
we bobtailed
you bobtailed
they bobtailed
Present Continuous
I am bobtailing
you are bobtailing
he/she/it is bobtailing
we are bobtailing
you are bobtailing
they are bobtailing
Present Perfect
I have bobtailed
you have bobtailed
he/she/it has bobtailed
we have bobtailed
you have bobtailed
they have bobtailed
Past Continuous
I was bobtailing
you were bobtailing
he/she/it was bobtailing
we were bobtailing
you were bobtailing
they were bobtailing
Past Perfect
I had bobtailed
you had bobtailed
he/she/it had bobtailed
we had bobtailed
you had bobtailed
they had bobtailed
Future
I will bobtail
you will bobtail
he/she/it will bobtail
we will bobtail
you will bobtail
they will bobtail
Future Perfect
I will have bobtailed
you will have bobtailed
he/she/it will have bobtailed
we will have bobtailed
you will have bobtailed
they will have bobtailed
Future Continuous
I will be bobtailing
you will be bobtailing
he/she/it will be bobtailing
we will be bobtailing
you will be bobtailing
they will be bobtailing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been bobtailing
you have been bobtailing
he/she/it has been bobtailing
we have been bobtailing
you have been bobtailing
they have been bobtailing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been bobtailing
you will have been bobtailing
he/she/it will have been bobtailing
we will have been bobtailing
you will have been bobtailing
they will have been bobtailing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been bobtailing
you had been bobtailing
he/she/it had been bobtailing
we had been bobtailing
you had been bobtailing
they had been bobtailing
Conditional
I would bobtail
you would bobtail
he/she/it would bobtail
we would bobtail
you would bobtail
they would bobtail
Past Conditional
I would have bobtailed
you would have bobtailed
he/she/it would have bobtailed
we would have bobtailed
you would have bobtailed
they would have bobtailed
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.bobtail - a short or shortened tail of certain animals
tail - the posterior part of the body of a vertebrate especially when elongated and extending beyond the trunk or main part of the body
2.bobtail - large sheepdog with a profuse shaggy bluish-grey-and-white coat and short tailbobtail - large sheepdog with a profuse shaggy bluish-grey-and-white coat and short tail; believed to trace back to the Roman occupation of Britain
sheep dog, sheepdog, shepherd dog - any of various usually long-haired breeds of dog reared to herd and guard sheep
Adj.1.bobtail - having a short or shortened tail; "bobtail mare"
caudate, caudated - having a tail or taillike appendage
Translations

bobtail

[ˈbɒbteɪl] N (= tail) → cola f corta; (= animal) → animal m de cola corta, animal m rabón
References in classic literature ?
I want you to come down here by and by and work privately among the rag-tag and bobtail.
To wearing double-padded bobtail frock, (thermometer 106 in the shade).
I am a bit of dirty riff-raff, and a genuine scrap of tag, rag, and bobtail.
They gave my bobtail coat to somebody else, and sent me an ulster suitable for a giraffe.
No," said he; "not till it got about that there was no protection on the premises, and it come to be considered dangerous, with convicts and Tag and Rag and Bobtail going up and down.
He was a Brahmin, so high-caste that caste ceased to have any particular meaning for him; and his father had been an important official in the gay-coloured tag-rag and bobtail of an old-fashioned Hindu Court.
When Kearns laid down his hand it showed a bobtail flush, while Harnish's hand proved that he had had the nerve to call on a pair of tens.
We don't take in no tagrag and bobtail at our house, sir,' answered John.
Any rag, tag, and bobtail apparently does if she can leave her home.
A third-rate sun, with its rag tag and bobtail of insignificant satellites, we float under the same daily conditions towards some unknown end, some squalid catastrophe which will overwhelm us at the ultimate confines of space, where we are swept over an etheric Niagara or dashed upon some unthinkable Labrador.
Michael, who had followed in at her invitation, betrayed a ridiculously swollen nose as he sniffed noses with Jerry, wagged his bobtail to Harley in greeting, and was greeted in turn with a blissful hand laid on his head.
His coat was of rose-colored velvet, trimmed with shags and bobtails, with buttons of blood-red rubies and golden shags around the edges.