Meaning of bobtail

bob•tail

Pronunciation: (bob'tāl"), [key]
— n.
  1. a short or docked tail.
  2. an animal with such a tail.
—adj.
  1. having a bobtail.
  2. cut short; docked; cropped.
  3. shorter or briefer than usual; abbreviated: Several legislative items must be dropped from the current bobtail session of Congress.
—v.t.
  1. to cut short the tail of; dock, often by cutting a muscle in a horse's tail to make it stand erect.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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