Meaning of free-tailed bat

free'-tailed bat'

Pronunciation: (frē'tāld"), [key]
  1. any of various small, swift, insect-eating bats of the family Molossidae, common in warm climates, having thick, leathery ears and a tail that projects well beyond the tail membrane.
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