curtal definition by Webster's New World
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Origin: Old French curtald ; from court, short ; from Classical Latin curtus, short
a horse with a docked tail
curtal definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- An animal with a docked tail.
- Something cut short or docked.
Cut short or docked.
Origin: Obsolete French courtault, from Old French, from court, short, from Latin curtus; see sker-1 in Indo-European roots.