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buck +‎ tail


bucktail (plural bucktails)

  1. The tail of a deer, traditionally used as a fishing lure.
    • 2007 June 23, Norm Zeigler, “The Low-Profile Westport River Offers a High Yield of Fish”, in New York Times[1]:
      Chris used a spinning rod with a green-and-white bucktail jig while I cast a chartreuse Angel Hair and white-bucktail Clouser minnow with my 8-weight fly rod.