\dˈɒlfɪn], \dˈɒlfɪn], \d_ˈɒ_l_f_ɪ_n]\
Definitions of DOLPHIN
- 2006 - WordNet 3.0
- 2011 - English Dictionary Database
- 2010 - New Age Dictionary Database
- 1913 - Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
- 1919 - The Winston Simplified Dictionary
- 1899 - The american dictionary of the english language.
- 1914 - Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language
- 1874 - Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language
- 1871 - The Cabinet Dictionary of the English Language
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By Noah Webster.
By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer
In naut. a spar or buoy made fast to an anchor, and usually supplied with a ring to enable vessels to ride by it. Also a mooring-post placed at the entrance of a dock. It is generally composed of a series of piles driven near to each other, in a circle, and brought together and capped over at the top. The name is also sometimes applied to the mooring-post placed along a quay or wharf.
By Daniel Lyons
A cetaceous mammal, of from 6 to 10 feet in length; the coryphene, the dolphin of poets and navigators, about 5 feet in length, and celebrated for its surprising changes of colour when expiring; a heavy mass suspended from the yard-arm, to be dropped on an enemy's vessel; the handle of a gun or mortar; a spar or buoy fastened to an anchor, to which an iron ring is usually attached, to enable vessels to ride by it; a mooring-post placed at the entrance of a dock, or along a quay or wharf. The dolphin of the mast, a particular kind of wreath, formed of plaited cordage, intended to sustain the weight of the fore and main yards.
By Nuttall, P.Austin.
By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H.