- 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.
Then Telson said, “Well, that was a rum thing of him to do!”
Telson nearly fainted as he saw who it was who answered to the name.
Among the first to hail him at shouting distance was Telson.
- the last segment or an appendage on the last segment of the body of crustaceans and arachnids
Word Origin for telson
Word Origin and History for telson
1855, from Greek telson "a limit" (see tele-).