grampus definition

  • noun:
    • A cetacean (Grampus griseus) about and resembling the dolphins but lacking a beaklike snout.
    • Any of different comparable cetaceans, such as the killer whale.
    • The killer whale or orca
    • A type of gray dolphin-like animal, Grampus griseus, with a blunt nostrils
    • A toothed delphinoid cetacean, of the genus Grampus, esp. G. griseus of Europe and America, which can be valued for its oil. It grows is fifteen to twenty legs long; its color is gray with white streaks. Known as additionally cowfish. The California grampus is G. Stearnsii.
    • a type of tongs used in a bloomery.
    • A cetacean of this family Delphinidæ, subfamily Delphininæ, and genus Phocæna or Orca, etc.; some huge dolphin-like or porpoise-like cetacean, of predatory and carnivorous habits.
    • A cetacean associated with household Delphinidæ and subfamily Globicephalinæ; a caaing- or pilot-whale; a blackfish or cowfish. In trivial figures it resembles the preceding, and develops to even bigger size, it is fearful and inoffensive. See cut-under Globicephalus.
    • [capitalized] [NL.] A genus of grampuses, containing eg G. griseus. These Are Generally about the caaing-whales (Globicephalus), and never particularly to your pre-daceous grampuses (Orca), don't have any teeth in top jaw and couple of when you look at the reduced, and 68 vertebræ). There are numerous types.
    • The dobson or hellgrammite: much more fully known as water-grampus.
    • A pursy, puffy fellow; an obese person.
    • The whip-tailed scorpion, Thelyphonus giganteus. Also known as mule-killer, plus the West Indies vinaigrier, or vinegar-maker, from its acid release. LFlorida, U. S.]
    • The tongs with which the blooms tend to be taken care of in a bloomery.
    • predatory black-and-white toothed whale with large dorsal fin; typical in cool seas
    • slaty-grey blunt-nosed dolphin typical in northern seas

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