- 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.
verb (used with or without object)
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Origin of whelp
OTHER WORDS FROM whelpwhelpless, adjectiveun·whelped, adjective
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH whelpwhelp, welp
Words nearby whelp
Example sentences from the Web for whelp
For as the lion's whelp may be called a lion, or the horse's foal a foal, so the son of a king may be called a king.Cratylus|Plato
A look at the whelp told what he would be when age would have made of him a wolf.
Jacques, she could understand, for in thought and deed and body he was Indian—a whelp of her own breed.The Promise|James B. Hendryx
Reference has already been made to the whelp and the squirrels which he introduces into the Book of the Duchesse.Chaucer and His Times|Grace E. Hadow
Not that he cared much for Winny herself, but he wanted her farm, and he hated "that whelp Lennon."All-Hallow Eve; or, The Test of Futurity.|Robert Curtis