American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Any of several large, usually black dolphins of the genus Globicephala, having an outward-curving globular forehead and noted for their occasional mass strandings. Also called blackfish, pothead whale.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Same as caaing-whale.
- n. Either of two species of whale in the genus Globicephala, dark grey in colour.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Zoöl.) Same as Blackfish, 1.
- n. small dark-colored whale of the Atlantic coast of the United States; the largest male acts as pilot or leader for the school
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