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ring•tail



Pronunciation: (ring'tāl"), [key]
n.
1. any phalanger of the genus Pseudocheirus, having the prehensile tail curled into a ring.
2. cacomistle.
3. Also called ringsail. Naut.a narrow studdingsail set abaft a gaff sail, esp. a spanker, upon spears extending beyond the gaff and boom.

adj.
ring-tailed.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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