bobtail

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Noun[edit]

bobtail (plural bobtails)

  1. A short, or deliberately shortened tail.
  2. Hence, also said of some animals that have a bobtail, such as certain canines or nags.
  3. (agriculture) A tractor which performs without its trailer.
  4. A tractor-trailer that is relatively short in length.

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Verb[edit]

bobtail (third-person singular simple present bobtails, present participle bobtailing, simple past and past participle bobtailed)

  1. (agriculture) To drive a tractor without its trailer.
    • 2002. David Diamond. The Trucker & The Professor, Wired (magazine), Issue 9.12[1]
      He deposits his trailer at a Marten facility in nearby Stockton, and then drives without the trailer - that's called "bobtailing".
  2. To drive a truck or other vehicle without its trailer.
    • 2003. Bergmann Co. Bergmann's Cleaning History:[2]
      W.C. Bergmann was supplementing his meager lamplighter's income by "bobtailing"… picking up laundry and cleaning in his horse drawn truck...

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Noun[edit]

bobtail m

  1. Old English Sheepdog