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fan·tail

 (făn′tāl′)
n.
1. Any of a breed of domestic pigeons having a rounded, fan-shaped tail.
2. Any of several birds of the genus Rhipidura of eastern Asia and Australia, having a long, fan-shaped tail.
3. Any of a breed of goldfish having a wide, fanlike double tail fin.
4. A fanlike tail or end.
5. Nautical The stern overhang of a ship.

fan′tailed′ adj.

fantail

(ˈfænˌteɪl)
n
1. (Breeds) a breed of domestic pigeon having a large tail that can be opened like a fan
2. (Animals) any Old World flycatcher of the genus Rhipidura, of Australia, New Zealand, and SE Asia, having a broad fan-shaped tail
3. a tail shaped like an outspread fan
4. (Architecture) architect a part or structure having a number of components radiating from a common centre
5. (Mechanical Engineering) a burner that ejects fuel to produce a wide flat flame in a lamp or furnace
6. (Mechanical Engineering) a flat jet of air and coal dust projected into the air stream of a pulverized-coal furnace
7. (Mechanical Engineering) an auxiliary sail on the upper portion of a windmill that turns the mill to face the wind
8. (Nautical Terms) US a curved part of the deck projecting aft of the sternpost of a ship
ˈfan-ˌtailed adj

fan•tail

(ˈfænˌteɪl)

n.
1. a tail, end, or part shaped like a fan.
2. a bird having a broad, upward-slanting tail, as one of a breed of domestic pigeon.
4. the rounded overhang of the stern of some ships.
adj.
5. (of shrimp) shelled, split almost through, and flattened slightly before cooking.
[1720–30]
fan′-tailed`, adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.fantail - an overhang consisting of the fan-shaped part of the deck extending aft of the sternpost of a ship
afterdeck - a deck abaft of midships
overhang - projection that extends beyond or hangs over something else
Translations

fantail

n (= pigeon)Pfautaube f
References in classic literature ?
The fantail has thirty or even forty tail-feathers, instead of twelve or fourteen, the normal number in all members of the great pigeon family; and these feathers are kept expanded, and are carried so erect that in good birds the head and tail touch; the oil-gland is quite aborted.
Moreover, I do not believe that any ornithologist would place the English carrier, the short-faced tumbler, the runt, the barb, pouter, and fantail in the same genus; more especially as in each of these breeds several truly-inherited sub-breeds, or species as he might have called them, could be shown him.
Seeming never to need sleep himself, he would reappear, with a tied-up broken head, in fantail hat and velveteen smalls, like an accursed goblin, at the most unholy and untimely hours.
Turning his head, Wegg beheld his persecutor, the ever-wakeful dustman, accoutred with fantail hat and velveteen smalls complete.
The woolly-heads made a run for me, each with a long-handled, fantail tomahawk with which to hack off my head.
I had tenderly kissed my own peculiar favourites, the pair of snow-white fantails; I had played my last tune on the old familiar piano, and sung my last song to papa: not the last, I hoped, but the last for what appeared to me a very long time.
The wheeling and circling flights of runts, fantails, tumblers, and pouters, were perhaps not quite consistent with the grave and sober character of the building, but the monotonous cooing, which never ceased to be raised by some among them all day long, suited it exactly, and seemed to lull it to rest.
The former Fantail and Kirkby Town "genius" passed away following a short illness at the age of 73.
The varieties he rears include koi, gold fish, yellow comet, shubkin and fantail, which he mainly crossbreeds with goldfish.
The Plasmodium isolate identified has previously only been reported as infecting a healthy wild rufous fantail (Rhipidura rufifrons) in Australia.
HARTDEGEN ELECTRICAL DISTRICT NO 3 OF PINAL CTY 11515 N FANTAIL TRL CASA GRANDE, AZ 5122 Start Date: 1/12/01 End Date: 12/1/17 JAMES A.
White fantail is a popular fancy breed of pigeons (Columba livia domestica), mostly kept as a pet and is well known for their fan shaped tails (Levi, 1977).