Meaning of ringtail

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 calleda narrow studdingsail set abaft a gaff sail, esp. a spanker, upon spears extending beyond the gaff and boom.
—adj.
  1. ring-tailed.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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