Definitions for tapirˈteɪ pər, təˈpɪər
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
ta•pirˈteɪ pər, təˈpɪər(n.)(pl.)-pirs; -pir.
any stout, hoofed mammal of the genus Tapirus of tropical America and SE Asia, having a short, fleshy proboscis.
Origin of tapir:
1745–55; 蠐 Tupi tapira
large inoffensive chiefly nocturnal ungulate of tropical America and southeast Asia having a heavy body and fleshy snout
Any one of several species of large odd-toed ungulates of the taxonomic family Tapiridae with a long prehensile upper lip.
Origin: tapir, from tapira.
any one of several species of large odd-toed ungulates belonging to Tapirus, Elasmognathus, and allied genera. They have a long prehensile upper lip, short ears, short and stout legs, a short, thick tail, and short, close hair. They have three toes on the hind feet, and four toes on the fore feet, but the outermost toe is of little use