a grouse, Pedioecetes phasianellus, of prairies and open forests of western North America, similar in size to the prairie chicken but with a more pointed tail.
- Sharp-tailed sparrow
noun 1. a sparrow, Ammospiza caudacuta, inhabiting salt marshes in North America, having narrow, sharply pointed tail feathers.
[shahrp-teyl] /ˈʃɑrpˌteɪl/ noun 1. a fish, Masturus lanceolatus, related to the ocean sunfish but having a pointed tail.
[shahrp-tuhngd] /ˈʃɑrpˈtʌŋd/ adjective 1. characterized by or given to harshness, bitterness, or sarcasm in speech. sharp-tongued adjective 1. bitter or critical in speech; sarcastic
[shahrp-wit-id] /ˈʃɑrpˈwɪt ɪd/ adjective 1. having or showing mental acuity; intellectually discerning; acute. sharp-witted adjective 1. having or showing a keen intelligence; perceptive