verb[no object, usually with adverbial of direction]
- (Of a fish) move over the surface of water by propulsion with the tail: sailfish tail-walk along the surface of the waterMore example sentences
- But when a 10-pounder erupts on your dry fly and tail-walks downstream, it's all worthwhile.
- The bass charged up to the surface, thrashing its head from side to side, and tail-walking across the water.
- It came out of the water tail-walking, big as a whale.
- More example sentences
- Recently it was discovered that wild dolphins are not only capable of tail walking on water, they have been found teaching other members of their group to do it as well.
- Billie, a wild dolphin in the Port River, South Australia has been teaching other dolphins in the river the art of ‘tailwalking’, a behaviour which is extremely rare in the wild but is a trick much loved by dolphinarium trainers all over the world.
- Dolphins and a number of billfish may perform the curious stunt known as tail-walking.