beaked whale
noun Date: 1755 any of a widely distributed family (Ziphiidae) of medium-sized toothed whales that have an elongated snout and a small dorsal fin

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  • Beaked whale — Beaked Beaked (b[=e]kt), a. 1. Having a beak or a beaklike point; beak shaped. Each beaked promontory. Milton. [1913 Webster] 2. (Biol.) Furnished with a process or a mouth like a beak; rostrate. [1913 Webster] {Beaked whale} (Zo[ o]l.), a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • beaked whale — beaked′ whale′ n. mam any of several toothed whales of the family Ziphiidae, inhabiting all oceans and having beaklike jaws • Etymology: 1875–80 …   From formal English to slang

  • beaked whale — [bēkt] n. any of a worldwide family (Ziphiidae) of medium sized toothed whales characterized by a long, narrow snout …   English World dictionary

  • Beaked whale — Taxobox name = Beaked whales fossil range = Miocene Recent image width = 250px image caption = Sowerby s Beaked Whale (on Faroese stamp) regnum = Animalia phylum = Chordata classis = Mammalia subclassis = Theria infraclassis = Eutheria ordo =… …   Wikipedia

  • beaked whale — any of several toothed whales of the family Hyperoodontidae (Ziphiidae), inhabiting all oceans and having beaklike jaws. [1875 80] * * * ▪ mammal Introduction  any of 21 species of medium sized toothed whales (toothed whale) with extended snouts …   Universalium

  • beaked whale — noun any of several whales inhabiting all oceans and having beaklike jaws with vestigial teeth in the upper jaw • Hypernyms: ↑toothed whale • Hyponyms: ↑bottle nosed whale, ↑bottlenose whale, ↑bottlenose, ↑Hyperoodon ampullatus • …   Useful english dictionary

  • beaked whale — noun a whale of a group with elongated jaws that form a beak, including the bottlenose whales. [Family Ziphiidae: several species.] …   English new terms dictionary

  • beaked whale — noun Any of at least 20 species of whales in the family Ziphiidae, known to dive to great depths …   Wiktionary

  • Giant beaked whale — Size comparison of an average human against Arnoux s beaked whale Conservation status …   Wikipedia

  • Cuvier's beaked whale — Size comparison against an average human …   Wikipedia

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