Definition of Fantail

1. Noun. An overhang consisting of the fan-shaped part of the deck extending aft of the sternpost of a ship.

Group relationships: Afterdeck
Generic synonyms: Overhang



Definition of Fantail

1. n. A variety of the domestic pigeon, so called from the shape of the tail.

Definition of Fantail

1. Noun. Any of several birds, of the genus ''Rhipidura'', from Asia and Australia ¹

2. Noun. Any of several domestic varieties of pigeon having a fan-shaped tail ¹

3. Noun. Any of several goldfish having a large fan-shaped tail ¹

4. Noun. (nautical) An overhanging deck at the stern of a ship ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Fantail

1. a fan-shaped tail or end [n -S]

Medical Definition of Fantail

1. A variety of the domestic pigeon, so called from the shape of the tail. Any bird of the Australian genus Rhipidura, in which the tail is spread in the form of a fan during flight. They belong to the family of flycatchers. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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fantail (current term)
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Literary usage of Fantail

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1. Rural Affairs by John Jacob Thomas (1875)
"The important characteristics of the fantail consist in the ... The fantail should be small. The colors are various; many shades may be produced by crossing ..."

2. In the Child's World: Morning Talks and Stories for Kindergartens, Primary by Emilie Poulsson (1893)
"The fantail Pigeon. "I wonder why I am not wise ! " said the little white fantail pigeon, sadly. "It seems to me I am not good for anything at all. ..."

3. British Song Birds: Being Popular Descriptions and Anecdotes of the by Neville Wood (1836)
"THE materials for the biography of the Blue-throated fantail, are even more meagre and unsatisfactory than those of the preceding species. ..."

4. Nimrod's Wife by Grace Gallatin Seton-Thompson (1907)
"A JACK RABBIT DANCE AND THE fantail GHOST UNNING through the whole of our trip, ... It has not been conclusively proven that the "fantail" exists. ..."

5. The Illustrated Annual Register of Rural Affairs and Cultivator Almanac for by John Jacob Thomas (1873)
"The important characteristics of the fantail consist in the ... The fantail should be small. The colors are various; many shades may be produced by crossing ..."

6. Lectures on the Darwinian Theory by Arthur Milnes Marshall (1894)
"The breeding of domestic animals by Artificial Selection. The characters of the principal breeds of domestic pigeons: pouter, carrier, barb, fantail, ..."

7. Birds' Nests: An Introduction to the Science of Caliology by Charles Dixon (1902)
"... Of the American Bush Tits—Of the Hill Tits—Of the Rock Nuthatches—Of the "Palm Sparrow"—Of the Willow Warblers—Of the fantail Warblers—Of the Dippers—Of ..."

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