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free-tailed bat Syllabification: free-tailed bat
(also freetail bat)

Definition of free-tailed bat in English:

noun

A streamlined fast-flying insectivorous bat with a projecting tail, found in tropical and subtropical countries.
Example sentences
  • Molossids are known as free-tailed bats, because their bony tail extends to the end of a well-developed tail membrane and considerably beyond.
  • Western pipistrelles and Mexican free-tailed bats have staked their own claim on the chutes and shafts.
  • All free-tailed bats and two noctules reluctant to feed by themselves had to be fed by hand.

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