1. noun /ˈbɑbteɪl/
a) A short, or deliberately shortened tail.
b) Hence, also said of some animals that have a bobtail, such as certain canines or nags.
2. verb /ˈbɑbteɪl/
a) To drive a tractor without its trailer.

He deposits his trailer at a Marten facility in nearby Stockton, and then drives without the trailer - thats called "bobtailing".

b) To drive a truck or other vehicle without its trailer.

W.C. Bergmann was supplementing his meager lamplighters income by "bobtailing"… picking up laundry and cleaning in his horse drawn truck...

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