[ney-tuh-tawr-ee-uh l, -tohr-, nat-uh- or ney-tuh-tawr-ee, -tohr-, nat-uh-]
- pertaining to, adapted for, or characterized by swimming: natatorial birds.
Origin of natatorial
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Examples from the Web for natatory
And yet 'this natatory art' is but little cultivated amongst us.The Hero of the Humber
I had confidence enough in my natatory powers to make me easy on that score.The Boy Tar
About the degree of your natatory powers we needn't dispute.Gwen Wynn
The eyes were probably stalked, the antennae and mandibles biramous and natatory, and both armed with masticatory processes.
They are free and natatory when young, but in the adult state attached to rocks or some floating substance.The Sailor's Word-Book
William Henry Smyth
natatorial (ˌnætəˈtɔːrɪəl, ˌneɪtəˈtɔːrɪəl)
- of or relating to swimming
C18: from Late Latin natātōrius, from natāre to swim
Word Origin and History for natatory
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