Swal"low-tailed` (?), a.

1.

Having a tail like that of a swallow; hence, like a swallow's tail in form; having narrow and tapering or pointed skirts; as, a swallow-tailed coat.

2. Carp.

United by dovetailing; dovetailed.

Swallow-tailed duck Zool., the old squaw. -- Swallow-tailed gull Zool., an Arctic gull (Xema furcata), which has a deeply forked tail. -- Swallow-tailed hawk ∨ kite Zool., the fork-tailed kite. -- Swallow-tailed moth Zool., a European moth (Urapteryx sambucaria) having tail-like lobes on the hind wings.

 

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