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Meaning of CURTAL

Pronunciation:  'kurtl

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[adj]  (obsolete) cut short; "a dog with a curtal tail"
 

CURTAL is a 6 letter word that starts with C.

 

 Synonyms: short
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Cur"tal\ (k?r"tal), a. [OF. courtault, F. courtaud,
    having a docked tail (cf. It. cortaldo), fr. court short, L.
    curtus. See {Curt}, and {Curtail}.]
    Curt; brief; laconic.
    
          Essays and curtal aphorisms.             --Milton.
    
    {Curtal dog}. See {Curtail dog}.
    
    
  2. \Cur"tal\, n.
    A horse with a docked tail; hence, anything cut short. [Obs]
    --Nares.
    
    
 

 

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