noun, plural nau·ti·lus·es, nau·ti·li [nawt-l-ahy, not-] /ˈnɔt lˌaɪ, ˈnɒt-/ for 1, 2.
Origin of nautilus
Examples from the Web for nautilus
Contemporary Examples of nautilus
There is something about being in Captain Nemo's Nautilus that makes the absinthe taste even better.The Absinthe-Minded Porteños of Buenos Aires
March 10, 2014
Historical Examples of nautilus
The crew consisted of ten seamen from the Nautilus and the Constitution, all volunteers.The Land We Live In
The "Nautilus," it will be remembered, was captured early in the war.The Naval History of the United States
Willis J. Abbot.
The Nautilus is not ours, and we have not the right to dispose of it.The Secret of the Island
W.H.G. Kingston (translation from Jules Verne)
There is only one, and that is to get these two schooners safe alongside of the Nautilus.The Black Bar
George Manville Fenn
Great was my delight, on getting it on board, to find that a nautilus had been caught.In the Eastern Seas
noun plural -luses or -li (-ˌlaɪ)
Word Origin for nautilus
marine cephalopod, c.1600, from Latin nautilus, in Pliny a kind of marine snail (including also squid, cuttlefish, polyps, etc.), from Greek nautilos "paper nautilus," literally "sailor," from nautes "sailor," from naus "ship" (see naval). The cephalopod formerly was thought to use its webbed arms as sails.