dory

A dory is a large, flat-bodied fish with silver scales and big eyes. Most dories are found in the deepest waters of the ocean.

The term dory includes fish from several different families. One thing they all have in common is their silvery color, which explains their name, rooted in the Middle French doree or "gilded one." Another kind of dory is a small, light fishing boat. A dory typically has a flat bottom and wide planks on its sides, and is designed to carry a large, heavy load, especially considering its small size.

Primary Meanings of dory

1.
n
marine fishes widely distributed in mid-waters and deep slope waters
2.
n
a small boat of shallow draft with cross thwarts for seats and rowlocks for oars with which it is propelled
Full Definitions of dory
1

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

Types:
John Dory, Zeus faber
European dory
Type of:
acanthopterygian, spiny-finned fish
a teleost fish with fins that are supported by sharp inflexible rays

n pike-like freshwater perches

Synonyms:
Stizostedion vitreum, jack salmon, walleye, walleyed pike
Types:
Strizostedion vitreum glaucum, blue pickerel, blue pike, blue pikeperch, blue walleye
variety inhabiting the Great Lakes
Type of:
pike perch, pike-perch
any of several pike-like fishes of the perch family
2

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

Synonyms:
dinghy, rowboat
Types:
rowing boat
a rowboat
wherry
light rowboat for use in racing or for transporting goods and passengers in inland waters and harbors
Type of:
small boat
a boat that is small

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