- the last segment, or an appendage of the last segment, of certain arthropods, as the middle flipper of a lobster's tail.
Origin of telson
Examples from the Web for telson
Historical Examples of telson
Telson sat next him in class, and, he knew well, would help him if he could.
But he was not there, nor, strange to say, was Telson himself.
This last remark was caused by the fact that Telson was taking off his coat.
He was a nice-looking boy, was Telson—and the lady thought so too.
Oh,” said Telson, “I only wanted to know what sort of place it was.
- the last segment or an appendage on the last segment of the body of crustaceans and arachnids
Word Origin for telson
1855, from Greek telson "a limit" (see tele-).