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U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Dolphins

    Mammals of the families Delphinidae (ocean dolphins), Iniidae, Lipotidae, Pontoporiidae, and Platanistidae (all river dolphins). Among the most well-known species are the BOTTLE-NOSED DOLPHIN and the KILLER WHALE (a dolphin). The common name dolphin is applied to small cetaceans having a beaklike snout and a slender, streamlined body, whereas PORPOISES are small cetaceans with a blunt snout and rather stocky body. (From Walker's Mammals of the World, 5th ed, pp978-9)

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. dolphins

    Two handles placed upon a piece of ordnance with their centres over the centre of gravity, by which it was mounted or dismounted. They are no longer in use in the U. S. service.

Editors Contribution

  1. dolphins

    Plural noun of dolphin.

    There are at least ten dolphins in a colony that swim around the bay, we love to sit on the cliff tops or go down near the beach to see them, they bring such joy.

    Submitted by MaryC on February 6, 2016  

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of dolphins in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of dolphins in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of dolphins in a Sentence

  1. Anastassia Miliou:

    We cant say that the Turkish exercises killed the dolphins, but the fact that we had such an unusual increase in the number washed up dead and what we have seen must be a small percentage of the total because the Aegean has a long coastline coincided with exercises that used more than 100 ships, (The deaths) are very worrying and we cant say that the two events are unrelated.

  2. Teri Rowles:

    We urge the public to report any sick, stranded or dead dolphins to the local stranding network.

  3. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration:

    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said this bottlenose dolphin was speared to death in May and washed up on shore on Upper Captiva Island in Florida. A reward has been posted for information in the case. ( NOAA) HUNDREDS OF DOLPHINS STRANDED, WASH UP DEAD ALONG US GULF COAST, OFFICIALS SAY The bottlenose dolphin washed up on shore on Upper Captiva Island in May. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said the dolphin was known to area biologists when he was alive. He was last observed swimming around fishing boats and was seen with begging dolphins.

  4. Ken Barlow:

    The island is wide open for anybody to use it, it’s never going to be shut down for birds, turtles, whales, dolphins, anything.

  5. Elinor Dempsey:

    First I thought it was a dolphin and I thought, ‘What the hell is he doing?’ and he kind of landed on my board. Then I realized he had taken a chunk. And I was, like, that’s not what dolphins do.

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