Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Definitions for porpoise
- to move forward with a rising and falling motion.
- (of a speeding motorboat) to leap clear of the water after striking a wave.
- (of a torpedo) to appear above the surface of the water.
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Citations for porpoise
Jake disengaged the autopilot—it had a tendency to porpoise the plane when the receiving aircraft pushed in the drogue—and devoted his attention to maintaining a smooth, steady course on the great circle.
We hit another wave and were thrown up again, and this time we began to porpoise.