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shear +‎ tail


sheartail (plural sheartails)

  1. The common tern, Sterna hirundo.
  2. A hummingbird of any of several species of the genus Thaumastura, having a long forked tail.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for sheartail in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)