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Orca vs. Dolphin

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Orcanoun

A sea mammal (Orcinus orca) related to dolphins and porpoises, commonly called the killer whale.

Dolphinnoun

A carnivorous aquatic mammal in one of several families of order Cetacea, famed for its intelligence and occasional willingness to approach humans.

Orca

The killer whale (Orcinus orca).

Dolphinnoun

A fish, the mahi-mahi or dorado, Coryphaena hippurus, with a dorsal fin that runs the length of the body, also known for iridescent coloration.

Orcanoun

predatory black-and-white toothed whale with large dorsal fin; common in cold seas

Dolphinnoun

(heraldry) A depiction of a fish, with a broad indented fin, usually embowed.

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Dolphinnoun

The dauphin, eldest son of the kings of France.

Dolphinnoun

(historical) A mass of iron or lead hung from the yardarm, in readiness to be dropped through the deck and the hull of an enemy's vessel to sink it.

Dolphinnoun

(nautical) A kind of wreath or strap of plaited cordage.

Dolphinnoun

(nautical) A spar or buoy held by an anchor and furnished with a ring to which ships may fasten their cables.

Dolphinnoun

A mooring post on a wharf or beach.

Dolphinnoun

A permanent fender around a heavy boat just below the gunwale.

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Dolphinnoun

One of the handles above the trunnions by which a gun was lifted.

Dolphinnoun

(nautical) A man-made semi submerged maritime structure, usually installed to provide a fixed structure for temporary mooring, to prevent ships from drifting to shallow water or to serve as base for navigational aids.

Dolphinnoun

A cetacean of the genus Delphinus and allied genera (esp. Delphinus delphis); the true dolphin.

Dolphinnoun

The Coryphæna 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. The term is also applied to the related Coryphaena equisetis. Called also dolphinfish and (especially in Hawaii) mahimahi. See also dolphinfish and Coryphænoid.

Dolphinnoun

A mass of iron or lead hung from the yardarm, in readiness to be dropped on the deck of an enemy's vessel.

Dolphinnoun

A kind of wreath or strap of plaited cordage.

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Dolphinnoun

In old ordnance, one of the handles above the trunnions by which a cannon was lifted.

Dolphinnoun

A small constellation between Aquila and Pegasus. See Delphinus, n., 2.

Dolphinnoun

large slender food and game fish widely distributed in warm seas (especially around Hawaii)

Dolphinnoun

any of various small toothed whales with a beaklike snout; larger than porpoises

Dolphin

Dolphin is the common name of aquatic mammals within the infraorder Cetacea. The term dolphin usually refers to the extant families Delphinidae (the oceanic dolphins), Platanistidae (the Indian river dolphins), named Iniidae (the New World river dolphins), and Pontoporiidae (the brackish dolphins), and the extinct Lipotidae (baiji or Chinese river dolphin).

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