Definitions for: Curtal


[adj] (obsolete) cut short; "a dog with a curtal tail"



Webster (1913) Definition: Cur"tal (k?r"tal), a. [OF. courtault, F. courtaud,
having a docked tail (cf. It. cortaldo), fr. court short, L.
curtus. See Curt, and Curtail.]
Curt; brief; laconic.

Essays and curtal aphorisms. --Milton.

Curtal dog. See Curtail dog.


Cur"tal, n.
A horse with a docked tail; hence, anything cut short. [Obs]
--Nares.

Synonyms: short

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