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n. pl. pintail or pin·tails
Any of several ducks of the genus Anas having sharply pointed tails, especially A. acuta, found throughout the Northern Hemisphere.
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n, pl -tails or -tail
(Animals) a greyish-brown duck, Anas acuta, with slender pointed wings and a pointed tail. Also called: sprigtail
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n., pl. -tails, (esp. collectively) -tail.
any of several slim dabbling ducks with a long, pointed tail, esp. Anas acuta, of the Northern Hemisphere.
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|Noun||1.||pintail - long-necked river duck of the Old and New Worlds having elongated central tail feathers|
duck - small wild or domesticated web-footed broad-billed swimming bird usually having a depressed body and short legs
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