Definitions for doryˈdɔr i, ˈdoʊr i

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

do•ryˈdɔr i, ˈdoʊr i(n.)(pl.)-ries.

  1. a small boat with a narrow, flat bottom, high bow, and flaring sides.

    Category: Nautical, Navy

Origin of dory:

1700–10, Amer.

do•ryˈdɔr i, ˈdoʊr i(n.)(pl.)-ries.

  1. Category: Ichthyology

    Ref: John Dory.

Origin of dory:

1400–50; late ME dorre, dorray < MF doree, fem. ptp. of dorer to gild

Princeton's WordNet

  1. dinghy, dory, rowboat(noun)

    a small boat of shallow draft with cross thwarts for seats and rowlocks for oars with which it is propelled

  2. walleye, walleyed pike, jack salmon, dory, Stizostedion vitreum(noun)

    pike-like freshwater perches

  3. dory(noun)

    marine fishes widely distributed in mid-waters and deep slope waters


  1. dory(Noun)

    A small flat bottomed boat used for fishing both offshore and on rivers.

  2. dory(Noun)

    Any of several different families of large-eyed, silvery, deep-bodied, laterally compressed, and roughly discoid marine fish.

  3. Origin: * Attested in American English of 1709 ; assumed to be related to Central of Western Indian language.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Dory(noun)

    a European fish. See Doree, and John Doree

  2. Dory(noun)

    the American wall-eyed perch; -- called also dore. See Pike perch

  3. Dory(noun)

    a small, strong, flat-bottomed rowboat, with sharp prow and flaring sides


  1. Dory

    The dory is a small, shallow-draft boat, about 5 to 7 metres or 16 to 23 feet long. It is usually a lightweight boat with high sides, a flat bottom and sharp bows. They are easy to build because of their simple lines. For centuries, dories have been used as traditional fishing boats, both in coastal waters and in the open sea. Variant spellings are doree and dori. The British Royal Navy spells it dorey.

Anagrams of dory

  1. Dyor


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