Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Any of various small marine fishes of the genus Hippocampus, characteristically swimming in an upright position and having a prehensile tail, a head that resembles that of a horse, and a body encased in bony rings.
  • noun A walrus.
  • noun Mythology An animal, half fish and half horse, ridden by Neptune and other sea gods.
  • noun A large white-capped wave.

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  • noun Alternative spelling of sea horse.

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  • noun either of two large northern marine mammals having ivory tusks and tough hide over thick blubber
  • noun small fish with horse-like heads bent sharply downward and curled tails; swim in upright position

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Examples

  • This magnificant carved wooden seahorse is part of an exhibit at the Cape Ann Museum in Gloucester, Massachusetts, showcasing the work of carver James T. McClellan (1910-2005).

    Carving Out the Ocean’s Power

  • This magnificant carved wooden seahorse is part of an exhibit at the Cape Ann Museum in Gloucester, Massachusetts, showcasing the work of carver James T. McClellan (1910-2005).

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  • National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution Dhiho's Seahorse Dhiho's Seahorse Just over 1 inch long, this elegant fish, found only in the waters around Japan, is readily identified as a seahorse by its characteristic head.

    The Inner Lives of Fish

  • He was walking by the sea-shore at Harwich, with this sling in his pocket; before his paces had covered a mile he was attacked by a fierce animal called a seahorse, open-mouthed, who ran at him with great fury; he hesitated a moment, then took out his sling, retreated back about

    The Surprising Adventures of Baron Munchausen

  • This is the report from SEGURIDAD PUBLICA stating that at 01.17 this Sunday august 9th was reported by a male who was exercising at Los Muertos Beach, next to the seahorse was a person lying on the sand, unconscious.

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  • If you are using gnome, I think there is a program called seahorse that may do what you want.

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  • Someone called it hippocampus, meaning "seahorse," what it resembled when the skull was opened to an arbitrary page, the dull grey text of the brain almost unreadable in the absent light.

    The Great Whatsit

  • on slusho.jp in the History section, when you hover on the "seahorse" which is really a real horse underwater, a thought bubble of an oven mit appears, and the fish closest to him, when you hover on him his thought bubble shows swiss cheese...

    You Can't Drink Just Six

  • We become the other—whether a friend, butterfly, redwood forest, giraffe, or seahorse—through our intensely felt union with it.

    The Bushman Way of Tracking God

  • We become the other—whether a friend, butterfly, redwood forest, giraffe, or seahorse—through our intensely felt union with it.

    The Bushman Way of Tracking God

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