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pigtail

a twisted roll of tobacco

pigtail

[′pig‚tāl]
(electricity)
A short, flexible wire, usually stranded or braided, used between a stationary terminal and a terminal having a limited range of motion, as in relay armatures.

pigtail

A flexible conductor which is attached to an electric component, providing a means of connecting the component to a circuit.

pigtail

A cable that has an appropriate connector on one end and loose wires on the other. It is designed to patch into an existing line or to terminate the ends of a long run. See patch cord.
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John is shown as a pigtailed young man in eighteenth-century knee breeches and buckled boots.
That was before he received an enthusiastic embrace from a little pigtailed girl he pulled from waist-level water into his HH-60G Pave Hawk about a week after the hurricane.
The pigtailed girl soon tires of him, though, and thus begins a series of moves from one child to another, ending up in a classroom where he becomes everybody's pet.
Among the many objects from paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren's cabinet of demonically possessed curiosities that got their close-ups in "The Conjuring," the indisputable scene-stealer was Annabelle, a pigtailed, rosy-cheeked wooden moppet who looked like Howdy Doody in drag, or Raggedy Ann after a long night in the wrong part of town.
Conventional ffee-space fiber pigtailed isolators can only handle less than 1 W of back-reflected light, which accounts for the main cause of failure for most fiber laser systems.
Charming whimsical illustrations in perky pastel tones depict a pigtailed girl always accompanied with her yellow striped cat in her imitative explorations.
Pigtailed sister Flora, matched beautifully by Rebecca Marine, also played a convincing role.
Along the way Bobby is distracted by sexy Sue while pigtailed and bespectacled Laura pines away.
As one observer noted, it would be easy to imagine a pigtailed Clark rounding up votes in the schoolyard for the game the kids would play at recess.
But Silverman, whose persona has always been that of the adorable, pigtailed child-woman, defended herself recently after some younger male comics mocked her as a crone, in Hollywood terms.
Unlike these, the Arabic icon dangling from Sawma's ears needs no explaining to older generations, as the earrings depict a young, pigtailed Fairouz.