dory definition

  • noun:
    • a tiny, slim, flatbottom fishing boat with high sides and a-sharp prow.
    • John Dory.
    • See walleye.
    • a little flat bottomed ship used for fishing both overseas as well as on streams.
    • any one of various categories of large-eyed, silvery, deep-bodied, laterally compressed, and about discoid marine fish.
    • A European fish. See doree, and john doree.
    • The American wall-eyed perch; -- called also doré. See Pike perch.
    • A small, powerful, flat-bottomed rowboat, with sharp prow and flaring edges.
    • A popular name of this acanthopterygious fish Zeus faber, the sort of your family Zeidæ.
    • an area title in a few elements of the United States and Canada, especially along Lake Michigan, of Stizostedion vitreum, the wall-eyed pikeperch.
    • a tiny motorboat; specifically, a little flat-bottomed motorboat found in sea-fisheries, in which to go out from a larger vessel to catch seafood.
    • An Australian seafood, Zeus australis, of this family Zeidæ, the Australasian agent of Zeus faber, the European ‘John-dory.’
    • A broad-bodied, rough-scaled, bass-like fish, Histiopterus recurvirostris.
    • a tiny boat of shallow-draft with cross thwarts for chairs and rowlocks for oars with which its propelled
    • pike-like freshwater perches
    • marine fishes extensively distributed in mid-waters and deep slope waters

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