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ˈdɛk əˌpɒdde·ca·pod

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. decapod crustacean, decapod(noun)

    crustaceans characteristically having five pairs of locomotor appendages each joined to a segment of the thorax

  2. decapod(noun)

    cephalopods having eight short tentacles plus two long ones


  1. Decapod(Noun)

    A decapod, the 0-10-0 and 2-10-0 steam locomotive configurations.

  2. decapod(Noun)

    Any of various animals having ten legs or similar appendages, especially mollusks such as squid and cuttlefish.

  3. decapod(Noun)

    Any crustacean, of the order Decapoda, such as crabs or lobsters.

  4. decapod(Noun)

    A nickname for either the 0-10-0 or 2-10-0 train configurations. Sometimes capitalized.

  5. decapod(Adjective)

    Having ten legs.

  6. Origin: deca- + -pod

Webster Dictionary

  1. Decapod(noun)

    a crustacean with ten feet or legs, as a crab; one of the Decapoda. Also used adjectively

  2. Origin: [Cf. F. dcapode.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Decapod

    dek′a-pod, n. one of the shellfish which have ten feet or claws, as the crab.—adjs. Deca′podal, Deca′podous. [Gr. deka, ten, and pous, podos, a foot.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of decapod in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of decapod in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

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