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Meaning of pigtail

pig•tail

Pronunciation: (pig'tāl"), [key]
— n.
  1. a braid of hair hanging down the back of the head.
  2. tobacco in a thin, twisted roll.
    1. a short, flexible wire used in connecting a stationary terminal with a terminal having a limited range of motion.
    2. a short wire connected to an electric device, as a lead or ground.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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