• Dolphin Definition & Synonyms

  1. (n.) A permanent fender around a heavy boat just below the gunwale.
  2. (n.) A kind of wreath or strap of plaited cordage.
  3. (n.) In old ordnance, one of the handles above the trunnions by which the gun was lifted.
  4. (n.) 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.
  5. (n.) A cetacean of the genus Delphinus and allied genera (esp. D. delphis); the true dolphin.
  6. (n.) A small constellation between Aquila and Pegasus. See Delphinus, n., 2.
  7. (n.) A mass of iron or lead hung from the yardarm, in readiness to be dropped on the deck of an enemys vessel.
  8. (n.) A spar or buoy held by an anchor and furnished with a ring to which ships may fasten their cables.
  9. (n.) A mooring post on a wharf or beach.

• Dolphinet Definition & Synonyms

  1. (n.) A female dolphin.