Ringtail Ring"tail`, n. 1. (Zo["o]l.) A bird having a distinct band of color across the tail, as the hen harrier. [1913 Webster]

2. (Naut.) A light sail set abaft and beyong the leech of a boom-and-gaff sail; -- called also {ringsail}. [1913 Webster]

{Ringtail boom} (Naut.), a spar which is rigged on a boom for setting a ringtail. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • ringtail — [riŋ′tāl΄] n. a ring tailed animal, as a cacomistle or raccoon …   English World dictionary

  • ringtail — noun Date: 1844 1. raccoon 2. a carnivore (Bassariscus astutus) of the western United States and Mexico that is related to and resembles the raccoon called also cacomistle, civet cat, ringtail cat, ringtailed cat 3. capuchin 3 …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • ringtail — /ˈrɪŋteɪl/ (say ringtayl) noun 1. → ringtail possum. 2. Nautical a small sail, an extension to the spanker, set abaft it on an extended spanker boom. 3. Colloquial a coward. {ring1 + tail1} …   Australian English dictionary

  • ringtail — Pietų Amerikos basariskas statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas taksono rangas rūšis atitikmenys: lot. Bassariscus astutus angl. cacomistle; North American cacomistle; ringtail; ring tailed cat vok. nordamerikanisches Katzenfrett rus.… …   Žinduolių pavadinimų žodynas

  • ringtail — /ring tayl /, n. 1. any phalanger of the genus Pseudocheirus, having the prehensile tail curled into a ring. 2. cacomistle. 3. Also called ringsail. Naut. a narrow studdingsail set abaft a gaff sail, esp. a spanker, upon spears extending beyond… …   Universalium

  • ringtail — noun a) A ring tailed animal, notably: b) The capuchin monkey …   Wiktionary

  • Ringtail — Rịngtail   [ teɪl; englisch »Schwanz«] das, (s), Rịngtail Opọssum, das Fell einer kleinen, in Südaustralien lebenden Beuteltierart; verwendet als Futter für sportliche Pelze und als Besatz …   Universal-Lexikon

  • ringtail — trailing …   Anagrams dictionary

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