how to pronounce bobtail


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the above transcription of bobtail is a detailed (narrow) transcription according to the rules of the International Phonetic Association; you can find a description of each symbol by clicking the phoneme buttons in the secction below.

bobtail is pronounced in two syllables

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An example use of bobtail in a speech by a native speaker of british english:

“… little little bobtail coming …”

meanings of bobtail


  1. A tractor-trailer that is relatively short in length.
  2. A short, or deliberately shortened tail.
  3. A tractor which performs without its trailer.
  4. An animal that has a bobtail, such as certain canines or nags.


  1. To drive a truck or other vehicle without its trailer.
  2. To drive a tractor without its trailer.

bobtail frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word bobtail 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 bobtail 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 bobtail can be often used in the following areas:

1) life, nature, and living environment;

2) transport and travel;

words with pronunciation similar to bobtail


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