Bobtail



a short or docked tail.
an animal with such a tail.
Also, bobtailed. having a bobtail.
cut short; docked; cropped.
shorter or briefer than usual; abbreviated:
Several legislative items must be dropped from the current bobtail session of Congress.
to cut short the tail of; dock, often by cutting a muscle in a horse’s tail to make it stand erect.
Historical Examples

Memoirs of Mr. Charles J. Yellowplush William Makepeace Thackeray
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noun
a docked or diminutive tail
an animal with such a tail
adjective
having the tail cut short
verb (transitive)
to dock the tail of
to cut short; curtail

A dishonorable discharge •So called because the phrase ”service honorable and faithful” was deleted from the discharge form (1870s+ Army)
A truck tractor without a semitrailer (1940s+ Truckers) v:Returningwithjustthetractor(bobtailing)represented a loss

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