noun, plural cai·mans.
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Ours is the Caiman model, a 6x6 behemoth that weighs in at over 15 tons and makes Humvees shrivel up with feelings of inadequacy.
The Caiman offers a range of option packages, from bristling-with-machine-guns, to monster-truck-field-hospital.
On another trip, a defiant caiman (a South American crocodile) devours his mosquito net.
The crocodiles of the American continent form a distinct genus, sometimes designated Alligator, and sometimes Caiman.The Desert World|Arthur Mangin
The local name "caiman" refers to both Crocodylus and to Caiman, for, in general, the natives do not distinguish between the two.
Peters (1954:10) refuted Gadow's record on the basis that Gadow's collections contained no specimens of Caiman.
It differs from the caiman by having a bony septum between its nostrils, and its ventral scutes are thinly, if at all, ossified.The Sin of Monsieur Pettipon|Richard Connell
At noon she came to an anchor in a small bay, northward of the Hocico de Caiman.