beaked whale

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beaked whale

n.
Any of various toothed whales of the family Ziphiidae, having a beaklike snout and a small dorsal fin.

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n.
any of several toothed whales of the family Ziphiidae, inhabiting all oceans and having beaklike jaws.
[1875–80]
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Noun1.beaked whale - any of several whales inhabiting all oceans and having beaklike jaws with vestigial teeth in the upper jaw
toothed whale - any of several whales having simple conical teeth and feeding on fish etc.
family Hyperodontidae, family Ziphiidae, Hyperodontidae, Ziphiidae - beaked whales; in some especially former classifications included in the family Physeteridae
bottlenose whale, bottle-nosed whale, Hyperoodon ampullatus, bottlenose - northern Atlantic beaked whale with a bulbous forehead