[nawt-l-uh s, not-] /ˈnɔt l əs, ˈnɒt-/

noun, plural nautiluses, nautili
[nawt-l-ahy, not-] /ˈnɔt lˌaɪ, ˈnɒt-/ (Show IPA), for 1, 2.
Also called chambered nautilus, pearly nautilus. any cephalopod of the genus Nautilus, having a spiral, chambered shell with pearly septa.
(initial capital letter) the first nuclear-powered submarine launched by the U.S. Navy.
noun (pl) -luses, -li (-ˌlaɪ)
any cephalopod mollusc of the genus Nautilus, esp the pearly nautilus
short for paper nautilus

marine cephalopod, c.1600, from Latin nautilus, in Pliny a kind of marine snail (including also squid, cuttlefish, polyps, etc.), from Greek nautilos “paper nautilus,” literally “sailor,” from nautes “sailor,” from naus “ship” (see naval). The cephalopod formerly was thought to use its webbed arms as sails.


Read Also:

  • Nautophone

    [naw-tuh-fohn, not-uh-] /ˈnɔ təˌfoʊn, ˈnɒt ə-/ noun, Nautical. 1. an electrically operated horn for giving fog warnings.

  • NAV

    1. . 1. . 2. . 3. . abbreviation 1. net asset value net asset value 1. naval 2. navigable 3. navigation Navajo

  • N.a.v

    Net asset value

  • Navaho

    [nav-uh-hoh, nah-vuh-] /ˈnæv əˌhoʊ, ˈnɑ və-/ noun, plural Navahos, Navahoes (especially collectively) Navaho, adjective 1. . [nav-uh-hoh, nah-vuh-] /ˈnæv əˌhoʊ, ˈnɑ və-/ noun, plural Navajos, Navajoes (especially collectively) Navajo for 1. 1. a member of the principal tribe of the southern division of the Athabaskan stock of North American Indians, located in New Mexico and […]

Disclaimer: Nautilus definition / meaning should not be considered complete, up to date, and is not intended to be used in place of a visit, consultation, or advice of a legal, medical, or any other professional. All content on this website is for informational purposes only.