- any of a series of longitudinal projections or ridges on the barrel of a capstan, windlass, etc.
- any of the teeth of a sprocket wheel.
Origin of whelp
OTHER WORDS FROM whelpwhelp·less, adjectiveun·whelped, adjective
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH whelpwhelp, welp
Words nearby whelp
How to use whelp in a sentence
This wretch, a shoemaker called Simon, asked his employers, "what was to be done with the young wolf-whelp; Was he to be slain?"Fox's Book of Martyrs|John Foxe
Brown Puppy and her whelp keep me company, and I look upon them as comrades in misfortune.Trans-Himalaya, Vol. 2 (of 2)|Sven Hedin
I had seen some whelp wolves that friends of ours (Harris and Leroy Lyman, who were noted hunters) had got.Fifty Years a Hunter and Trapper|Eldred Nathaniel Woodcock
Rome is strong, but Rome is far away, and that lion's whelp prowls only a few days journey from here.Snnica|Vicente Blasco Ibez
Gradually, bit by bit, James Harthouse established a confidence with the whelp's sister from which her husband was excluded.The World's Greatest Books, Vol III|Arthur Mee and J.A. Hammerton, Eds.