Meaning of bobtail in English:


Pronunciation /?b?bte?l/

Translate bobtail into Spanish


  • A docked tail of a horse or dog.

    • ‘Also, unlike cheetahs and lions (which have long tails that help provide balance when the animals run) Smilodon had a bobtail.’


Mid 16th century probably from bob+ tail. It was originally recorded as a humorous term for a kind of broad-headed arrow, probably because it looked as though it had been cut short.