dory

1
[ dawr-ee, dohr-ee ]
/ ˈdɔr i, ˈdoʊr i /

noun, plural do·ries.

a boat with a narrow, flat bottom, high bow, and flaring sides.

Nearby words

  1. dorticós,
  2. dorticós torrado, osvaldo,
  3. dortmund,
  4. dorty,
  5. dorval,
  6. dory skiff,
  7. doryman,
  8. doráti,
  9. doré,
  10. doré, gustave

Origin of dory

1
1700–10, Americanism; alleged to be < Miskito dóri, dúri (if this word is itself not < E)

dory

2
[ dawr-ee, dohr-ee ]
/ ˈdɔr i, ˈdoʊr i /

noun, plural do·ries.

Origin of dory

2
1400–50; late Middle English dorre, dorray < Middle French doree (feminine past participle of dorer to gild) < Late Latin deaurāta; see dorado

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British Dictionary definitions for dory

dory

1
/ (ˈdɔːrɪ) /

noun plural -ries

any spiny-finned marine teleost food fish of the family Zeidae, esp the John Dory, having a deep compressed body

Word Origin for dory

C14: from French dorée gilded, from dorer to gild, from Late Latin deaurāre, ultimately from Latin aurum gold

noun plural -ries

US and Canadian a flat-bottomed rowing boat with a high bow, stern, and sides

Word Origin for dory

C18: from Mosquito (an American Indian language of Honduras and Nicaragua) dóri dugout

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