Meaning of whiptail

whip•tail

Pronunciation: (hwip'tāl", wip'-), [key]
— n.
  1. any of numerous New World lizards of the family Teiidae, esp. of the genus Cnemidophorus, characterized by great agility and alertness.
  2. any of various other whip-tailed animals, as the whipscorpion.
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