- 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)
Origin of whelp
Related formswhelp·less, adjectiveun·whelped, adjective
Examples 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