how to pronounce fantail


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fantail is pronounced in two syllables

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meanings of fantail


  1. A small windmill mounted at right angles to the sails, at the rear of the windmill, used to turn the cap automatically to bring it into the wind.
  2. A brimmed hat with just the back of the brim turned up.
  3. Any of several birds, of the genus Rhipidura, from Asia, Australia and New Zealand.
  4. Any of several domestic varieties of pigeon having a fan-shaped tail.
  5. An overhanging deck at the stern of a ship.
  6. Any of several goldfish having a large fan-shaped tail.

fantail frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word fantail occurs in english on average 0.1 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2+ level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics fantail can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that fantail can be often used in the following areas:

1) life, nature, and living environment;

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