Fork"-tailed` (?), a. Zool.

Having the outer tail feathers longer than the median ones; swallow-tailed; -- said of many birds.

Fork-tailed flycatcher Zool., a tropical American flycatcher (Milvulus tyrannus). -- Fork-tailed gull Zool., a gull of the genus Xema, of two species, esp. X. Sabinii of the Arctic Ocean. -- Fork-tailed kite Zool., a graceful American kite (Elanoides forficatus); -- called also swallow-tailed kite.


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