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pin·tail / ˈpinˌtāl/ • n. a mainly migratory duck (genus Anas) with a pointed tail, in particular the common pintail (A. acuta) of North America and Eurasia, the male of which has boldly marked plumage and two long tail streamers. ∎ inf. any of a number of other birds with long pointed tails, esp. a grouse.

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