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Definition of Dolphin


  1. A cetacean of the genus Delphinus and allied genera (esp. D. delphis); the true dolphin.
  2. The Coryphaena hippuris, a fish of about five feet in length, celebrated for its surprising changes of color when dying. It is the fish commonly known as the dolphin. See Coryphaenoid.
  3. A mass of iron or lead hung from the yardarm, in readiness to be dropped on the deck of an enemy's vessel.
  4. A kind of wreath or strap of plaited cordage.
  5. A spar or buoy held by an anchor and furnished with a ring to which ships may fasten their cables.
  6. A mooring post on a wharf or beach.
  7. A permanent fender around a heavy boat just below the gunwale.
  8. In old ordnance, one of the handles above the trunnions by which the gun was lifted.
  9. A small constellation between Aquila and Pegasus. See Delphinus, n., 2.
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Dolphin Translations

dolphin in French is dauphin
dolphin in German is Delphin
dolphin in Italian is delfino
dolphin in Norwegian is delfin
dolphin in Swedish is delfin