1. [syn: swallow-tailed kite, swallow-tailed hawk, Elanoides forficatus]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Swallow-tailed \Swal"low-tailed`\, a.
1. Having a tail like that of a swallow; hence, like a
swallow's tail in form; having narrow and tapering or
pointed skirts; as, a swallow-tailed coat.
2. (Carp.) United by dovetailing; dovetailed.
Swallow-tailed duck (Zool.), the old squaw.
Swallow-tailed gull (Zool.), an Arctic gull (Xema
furcata), which has a deeply forked tail.
Swallow-tailed hawk or Swallow-tailed kite (Zool.), the
Swallow-tailed moth (Zool.), a European moth (Urapteryx
sambucaria) having tail-like lobes on the hind wings.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: graceful North American black-and-white kite [syn:
swallow-tailed kite, swallow-tailed hawk, Elanoides