bobtail

(redirected from bobtails)
Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Idioms, Encyclopedia.

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 ?
His coat was of rose-colored velvet, trimmed with shags and bobtails, with buttons of blood-red rubies and golden shags around the edges.
The wonderful Wizard had asked to join the party, and with him came his friend the Shaggy Man, who was shaggy but not ragged, being dressed in fine silks with satin shags and bobtails.
I want you to come down here by and by and work privately among the rag-tag and bobtail.