noun, plural nau·ti·lus·es, nau·ti·li [nawt-l-ahy, not-] /ˈnɔt lˌaɪ, ˈnɒt-/ for 1, 2.
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Origin of nautilus
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Example sentences from the Web for nautilus
There is something about being in Captain Nemo's Nautilus that makes the absinthe taste even better.
The "next step," as in the case of the male organ of the nautilus, is to grow a tool and detach it.The Natural Philosophy of Love|Remy de Gourmont
The first is called Nautilus Papyraceus; and its shell is indeed no thicker than a piece of paper, when out of the water.The Book of Curiosities|I. Platts
Two (p. 635) broadsides were then interchanged, by which the "Nautilus" was severely cut up, and eight of her crew killed.The Naval History of the United States|Willis J. Abbot.
The argonaut, or paper-nautilus, must be carefully distinguished from the pearly-nautilus or nautilus proper (Nautilus Pompilius).
At night the owner of a "Nautilus" canoe can either haul his craft ashore or anchor in deep water.