from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A crustacean of the order Decapoda, such as a crab, lobster, or shrimp, characteristically having ten legs, each joined to a segment of the thorax.
- n. A cephalopod mollusk, such as a squid or cuttlefish, having ten armlike tentacles.
- adj. Of or relating to the Decapoda or a decapod.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Having ten legs.
- n. Any of various animals having ten legs or similar appendages, especially mollusks such as squid and cuttlefish.
- n. Any crustacean, of the order Decapoda, such as crabs or lobsters.
- n. A nickname for either the 0-10-0 or 2-10-0 train configurations. Sometimes capitalized.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A crustacean with ten feet or legs, as a crab; one of the Decapoda. Also used adjectively, .
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Having ten feet, as a crustacean, or ten rays or arms, as a cephalopod; pertaining to the Decapoda in either sense. Also decapodal, decapodous.
- n. In Crustacea, a decapodous or ten-footed crustacean, as a crab, lobster, shrimp, or prawn; one of the Decapoda.
- n. In Mollusca, a decacerous or ten-armed cephalopod; one of the Decapoda.
- n. Also, rarely, decapode.
- n. In mech., a ten-wheeled locomotive; strictly, a locomotive having eight driving-wheels and a single truck: a type used for hauling heavy freight-trains.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. crustaceans characteristically having five pairs of locomotor appendages each joined to a segment of the thorax
- n. cephalopods having eight short tentacles plus two long ones
From New Latin Decapoda, order name : deca- + -poda, -pod.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
deca- + -pod (Wiktionary)