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bangtail muster

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Definition of bangtail muster in English:

noun

Australian
A count of cattle on a station, involving cutting across the tufts at the tail ends as each is counted.
Example sentences
  • In Ozzieland, they conduct a 'bangtail muster' by the doing the same thing to cattle as a means of identifying them when taking a census of the herd.

Origin

late 19th century: bang in the sense 'cut (the tail of an animal) straight across'; compare with bang1 (sense 2) of the verb).

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