MEANING: noun: 1. A woodwind instrument, an early form of bassoon, also known as a dulcian.
2. An animal with a tail docked off.
3. Anything abridged or cut short.
adj.: 1. Having a docked tail.
2. Abridged or cut short.

ETYMOLOGY: From French court (short), from Latin curtus (shortened). Earliest documented use: 1509.

CURTAG - a microchip with the owner's contact information

CURBAL - what makes a baseball pitcher hard to hit

CARTAL - proposed name for a British moving company, ultimately rejected in favor of simply Pickfords ("We Carry Everything!")