bucktail

bucktail
\\ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷\ noun
Etymology: buck (I) + tail
1. [so called from the fact that members wore deer tails in their hats on certain occasions] archaic : a member of the Tammany political society during the period from about 1817-26; also : an opponent of Governor DeWitt Clinton of New York State of about the same period
2.
a. : an artificial angler's fly made of hairs from the tail of a deer or a similar material
b. : a fishing lure used in saltwater angling with a similar dressing and a weighted head — see lure illustration

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/buk"tayl'/, n. Angling.
an artificial fly made of hairs of or like those of the tail of a deer.
[1910-15; BUCK1 + TAIL1]

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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