- a pile, cluster of piles, or buoy to which a vessel may be moored in open water.
- a cluster of piles used as a fender, as at the entrance to a dock.
- a pudding fender at the nose of a tugboat or on the side of a vessel.
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A popular beach bar was bulldozed to make way for a dolphin swim attraction.
And if you make it all the way through, you'll even see a dolphin.
But those hearts will likely be pounding a bit harder than if you had just seen, say, Dolphin Tale.
“The truth came out… like a dolphin wiggling free of a blanket,” Colbert quipped.
If Clint Eastwood and a dolphin had sex, I would be the spawn.
It was, however, very tantalising, as we were anxious to ascertain what had become of the Dolphin.A Yacht Voyage Round England|W.H.G. Kingston
The “Dolphin” became his banker, and took very particular care of his money.Follow My leader|Talbot Baines Reed
The bonito and albicore chase it day and night, but the dolphin is its worst and swiftest foe.Wanderings in South America|Charles Waterton
The dolphin took him close to the shore, where he bade it good-by, and watched it swim away disconsolately.
If a little thing like that hurts one so much, I should think a whale or a dolphin would be enough to poison a whole regiment.Mark Seaworth|William H.G. Kingston