Flesh-eating mammal losing tail in colonnaded walk (4)
I believe the answer is:
'colonnaded walk' is the definition.
'stoa' can be an answer for 'walk' (I've seen this before). I am unsure of the 'colonnaded' bit.
'flesh-eating mammal losing tail' is the wordplay.
'flesh-eating mammal' becomes 'stoat' (stoats are carnivorous).
'losing tail' means to remove the last letter.
'stoat' with its last letter removed is 'STOA'.
'in' acts as a link.
Can you help me to learn more?
(Other definitions for stoa that I've seen before include "A portico in Greek architecture" , "In Athens some columns" , "Zeno's place" , "Colonnade, covered walkway" , "Covered walk with colonnade" .)