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1. A racehorse.
2. A detachable extension to the back of an envelope, having a perforated edge and special marketing information or an order form on it.

[bang, short hair + tail.]
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1. (Horse Training, Riding & Manège) a horse's tail cut straight across but not through the bone
2. (Horse Training, Riding & Manège) a horse with a tail cut in this way
3. (Commerce) marketing a type of envelope used in direct marketing in which a perforated tail can be used as an order form or response note
[C19: from bangtail short tail]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.bangtail - a horse bred for racingbangtail - a horse bred for racing    
Equus caballus, horse - solid-hoofed herbivorous quadruped domesticated since prehistoric times
thoroughbred - a racehorse belonging to a breed that originated from a cross between Arabian stallions and English mares
pony - an informal term for a racehorse; "he liked to bet on the ponies"
yearling - a racehorse considered one year old until the second Jan. 1 following its birth
two year old, two-year-old horse - a racehorse that is two years old
three year old, three-year-old horse - a racehorse that is three years old
dark horse - a racehorse about which little is known
mudder - a racehorse that runs well on a muddy racetrack
nonstarter - a horse that fails to run in a race for which it has been entered
pacer, pacesetter, pacemaker - a horse used to set the pace in racing
trotting horse, trotter - a horse trained to trot; especially a horse trained for harness racing
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* You might save a few shekels by using wallet flap (bangtail) or other combined order form-reply envelopes for renewal mailings.
Westvaco's envelope division recently debuted a new outside coupon bangtail envelope, intended for use as an outer carrier envelope.