Toothed whale
Toothed Toothed, a. 1. Having teeth; furnished with teeth. ``Ruby-lipped and toothed with pearl.'' --Herrick. [1913 Webster]

2. (Bot. & Zo["o]l.) Having marginal projecting points; dentate. [1913 Webster]

{Toothed whale} (Zo["o]l.), any whale of the order Denticete. See {Denticete}.

{Toothed wheel}, a wheel with teeth or projections cut or set on its edge or circumference, for transmitting motion by their action on the engaging teeth of another wheel. [1913 Webster]


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  • toothed whale — toothed′ whale′ n. mam any whale of the suborder Odontoceti, having conical teeth in one or both jaws and feeding on fish, squid, etc …   From formal English to slang

  • toothed whale — n. any of an order (Odontoceta) of whales with conical teeth and a telescoped nonsymmetrical skull, including sperm whales, dolphins, and porpoises …   English World dictionary

  • toothed whale — noun any of several whales having simple conical teeth and feeding on fish etc. • Hypernyms: ↑whale • Hyponyms: ↑sperm whale, ↑cachalot, ↑black whale, ↑Physeter catodon, ↑pygmy sperm whale, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • toothed whale — any whale of the suborder Odontoceti, having conical teeth in one or both jaws and feeding on fish, squid, etc. Cf. whalebone whale. [1835 45] * * * Common term for members of the cetacean suborder Odontoceti. Toothed whales have slicing teeth… …   Universalium

  • toothed whale — /tuθt ˈweɪl/ (say toohtht wayl) noun one of the groups of whales of the suborder Odontoceti, which have teeth rather than baleen, such as the sperm whale and the killer whale. Compare baleen whale …   Australian English dictionary

  • toothed whale — noun Date: 1843 any of a suborder (Odontoceti) of cetaceans (as a dolphin, porpoise, or killer whale) bearing usually numerous simple conical teeth compare baleen whale …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • toothed whale — noun any of the large group of predatory whales with teeth, including sperm whales, killer whales, dolphins, porpoises, etc. [Suborder Odontoceti.] …   English new terms dictionary

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