Definition of bangtail muster in English:

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bangtail muster

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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.


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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