fantail

fantail
n.
1 a pigeon with a broad-shaped tail.
2 any flycatcher of the genus Rhipidura, with a fan-shaped tail.
3 a fan-shaped tail or end.
4 the fan of a windmill.
5 the projecting part of a boat's stern.
Derivatives:
fantailed adj.

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  • Fantail — Fan tail (f[a^]n t[=a]l ), n. (Zool.) (a) A variety of the domestic pigeon, so called from the shape of the tail. (b) Any bird of the Australian genus {Rhipidura}, in which the tail is spread in the form of a fan during flight. They belong to the …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • fantail — goldfish fan tail gold fish, n. (Zo[ o]l.) a type of goldfish bred artificially, having a realtively short oval body and a tail with four lobes arrayed somewhat like a folding fan, as though forming a part of the surface of a cone. Called also… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • fantail — [fan′tāl΄] n. 1. a part, tail, or end spread out like an opened fan 2. Naut. a) the overhanging portion of the stern on some ships b) the part of the main deck at the stern 3. Zool. any of various birds with a very broad tail, as a variety of… …   English World dictionary

  • Fantail — Taxobox name = Fantails image width = 250px image caption = Grey Fantail ( Rhipidura fuliginosa ) regnum = Animalia phylum = Chordata classis = Aves ordo = Passeriformes subordo = Passeri familia = Rhipiduridae genus = Rhipidura genus authority …   Wikipedia

  • fantail — fan tailed, adj. /fan tayl /, n. 1. a tail, end, or part shaped like a fan. 2. one of a breed of domestic pigeons, having a fan shaped tail. 3. any of various small birds having fanlike tails, as the Old World flycatchers of the genus Rhipidura… …   Universalium

  • fantail — noun 1》 a fan shaped tail or end. 2》 chiefly N. Amer. the overhanging part of the stern of a warship. 3》 a domestic pigeon of a broad tailed variety. 4》 (also fantail flycatcher) a SE Asian and Australasian flycatcher with a long tapering tail,… …   English new terms dictionary

  • fantail — fan•tail [[t]ˈfænˌteɪl[/t]] n. 1) a tail, end, or part shaped like a fan 2) orn a bird having a broad, upward slanting tail, as one of a breed of domestic pigeon 3) ich fantail goldfish 4) the rounded overhang of the stern of some ships 5) coo… …   From formal English to slang

  • fantail — /ˈfænteɪl / (say fantayl) noun 1. a tail, end, or part shaped like a fan. 2. one of a fancy breed of domestic pigeons with a fan shaped tail. 3. any of various small insectivorous Asian and Australasian birds of the genus Rhipidura, family… …  

  • fantail — skėstauodegės statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas atitikmenys: lot. Rhipidura angl. fantail vok. Fächerschwanz, m rus. веерохвостка, f pranc. rhipidure, f ryšiai: platesnis terminas – skėstauodegės musinukės siauresnis terminas – Admiraliteto… …   Paukščių pavadinimų žodynas

  • Fantail (disambiguation) — Fantail may refer to:* Fantail, birds of the genus Rhipidura and subfamily Rhipidurinae. * Fantail (goldfish), a breed of goldfish * Fantail (pigeon), a breed of domestic pigeon * Fantail (ship), an overhanging rear deck on some ships * Fantail… …   Wikipedia

  • Fantail Mill Town Russell — (Расселл,Новая Зеландия) Категория отеля: Адрес: 8 Toi Track, 0202 Рассел …   Каталог отелей

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