Bristletail meaning

brĭsəl-tāl
Any of various small wingless insects of the order Archaeognatha, having a three-pronged tail and large compound eyes and tending to jump when disturbed.
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A silverfish.
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Any of a family (Machilidae) of primitive, wingless, thysanuran insects with bristles at the posterior end.
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Any of various small active insects of the order Thysanura, that have two or three bristles at the end of their abdomen and that do not have wings.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
bristletail
Plural:
bristletails