Meaning of wagtail

wag•tail

Pronunciation: (wag'tāl"), [key]
— n.
  1. any of numerous small, chiefly Old World birds of the family Motacillidae, having a slender body with a long, narrow tail that is habitually wagged up and down.
  2. any of several similar birds, as the water thrushes of the genus Seiurus.
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