- toothed whale
- nounany of several whales having simple conical teeth and feeding on fish etc.• Hypernyms: ↑whale• Hyponyms:↑sperm whale, ↑cachalot, ↑black whale, ↑Physeter catodon, ↑pygmy sperm whale, ↑Kogia breviceps, ↑dwarf sperm whale, ↑Kogia simus, ↑beaked whale, ↑dolphin
* * *noun: any of various whales comprising the suborder Odontoceti and having numerous simple conical teeth — compare whalebone whale
* * *any whale of the suborder Odontoceti, having conical teeth in one or both jaws and feeding on fish, squid, etc. Cf. whalebone whale.[1835-45]
* * *toothed whale nounAny whale of the suborder Odontoceti, with a single blowhole and simple teeth• • •Main Entry: ↑tooth
* * *toothed whale,a whale or related sea mammal with true teeth in one or both jaws, such as the sperm whale, narwhal, dolphin, or porpoise.
* * *n. a predatory whale having teeth rather than baleen plates. Toothed whales include sperm whales, killer whales, beaked whales, narwhals, dolphins, and porpoises. ● Suborder Odontoceti, order Cetacea: six families and numerous species
Useful english dictionary. 2012.