Definition of Pintail

1. Noun. Long-necked river duck of the Old and New Worlds having elongated central tail feathers.

Exact synonyms: Anas Acuta, Pin-tailed Duck
Generic synonyms: Duck
Group relationships: Anas, Genus Anas



Definition of Pintail

1. n. A northern duck (Dafila acuta), native of both continents. The adult male has a long, tapering tail. Called also gray duck, piketail, piket-tail, spike- tail, split-tail, springtail, sea pheasant, and gray widgeon.

Definition of Pintail

1. Noun. A dabbling duck, ''Anas acuta'', of the northern hemisphere that has a long pointed tail. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Pintail

1. a river duck [n -S]

Medical Definition of Pintail

1. 1. A northern duck (Dafila acuta), native of both continents. The adult male has a long, tapering tail. Called also gray duck, piketail, piket-tail, spike-tail, split-tail, springtail, sea pheasant, and gray widgeon. 2. The sharp-tailed grouse of the great plains and Rocky Mountains (Pediocaetes phasianellus); called also pintailed grouse, pintailed chicken, springtail, and sharptail. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Literary usage of Pintail

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1. The Birds of America by John James] [Audubon (1843)
"The pintail Duck, then, was not seen in the parts of that country which I ... The pintail, which, in the United States, is better known by the name of ..."

2. The American Sportsman: Containing Hints to Sportsmen, Notes on Shooting by Elisha Jarrett Lewis (1857)
"The pintail duck is twenty-six inches in length and two feet ten inches in extent; the bill is a dusky lead-color; irides dark hazel; head and half of the ..."

3. A History of the Game Birds, Wild-fowl and Shore Birds of Massachusetts and by Edward Howe Forbush, Willey Ingraham Beecroft, Herbert Keightley Job, Massachusetts State Board of Agriculture (1912)
"The pintail is a large Duck of slim and graceful form. ... The females and young of the Gadwall, Baldpate and pintail are all commonly called Gray Ducks. ..."

4. Michigan Bird Life: A List of All the Bird Species Known to Occur in the by Walter Bradford Barrows (1912)
"pintail—Male. From Baird, Brewer & Ridgway's Water Birds of North America. ... On the water as well as on the wing the pintail is easily recognized by its ..."

5. Illustrations of British Ornithology by Prideaux John Selby (1833)
"By many recent systematists, the pintail (Anas acuta ... pintail, Br. ZooL 2. No. 282—Arct . ZooL 2. No. 500—Lath. Syn. 526. 72. ..."

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