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pilot whale

a small, common whale, Globicephala sieboldii, of tropical and temperate seas, having a bulbous head.
Also called pothead whale.
Origin of pilot whale
1865-70 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • The human species does fulfill that definition, but only one wild animal species is known to do so: the short-finned pilot whale.
  • It was barbed and made of bone, probably from a pilot whale.
British Dictionary definitions for pilot whale

pilot whale

any of several black toothed whales of the genus Globicephala, such as G. melaena, that occur in all seas except polar seas: family Delphinidae Also called black whale, blackfish
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