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do·ry 1

 (dôr′ē)
n. pl. do·ries
A small, narrow, flatbottom fishing boat with high sides and a sharp prow.

[Perhaps from Miskito dori, duri.]

do·ry 2

 (dôr′ē)
n. pl. do·ries
Any of various marine fishes of the order Zeiformes, having a spiny dorsal fin and a laterally compressed oval body, especially the John Dory.

[Middle English dorre, from Old French doree, from feminine past participle of dorer, to gild, from Late Latin deaurāre : Latin dē-, de- + Latin aurum, gold.]

dory

(ˈdɔːrɪ)
n, pl -ries
1. (Animals) any spiny-finned marine teleost food fish of the family Zeidae, esp the John Dory, having a deep compressed body
2. (Animals) another name for walleye5, walleye6
[C14: from French dorée gilded, from dorer to gild, from Late Latin deaurāre, ultimately from Latin aurum gold]

dory

(ˈdɔːrɪ)
n, pl -ries
(Nautical Terms) US and Canadian a flat-bottomed rowing boat with a high bow, stern, and sides
[C18: from Mosquito (an American Indian language of Honduras and Nicaragua) dóri dugout]

do•ry1

(ˈdɔr i, ˈdoʊr i)

n., pl. -ries.
a small boat with a narrow, flat bottom, high bow, and flaring sides.
[1700–10, Amer.]

do•ry2

(ˈdɔr i, ˈdoʊr i)

n., pl. -ries.
[1400–50; late Middle English dorre, dorray < Middle French doree, feminine past participle of dorer to gild]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.dory - a small boat of shallow draft with cross thwarts for seats and rowlocks for oars with which it is propelleddory - a small boat of shallow draft with cross thwarts for seats and rowlocks for oars with which it is propelled
oarlock, rowlock, thole, tholepin, peg, pin - a holder attached to the gunwale of a boat that holds the oar in place and acts as a fulcrum for rowing
rowing boat - a rowboat
small boat - a boat that is small
cross thwart, thwart - a crosspiece spreading the gunnels of a boat; used as a seat in a rowboat
wherry - light rowboat for use in racing or for transporting goods and passengers in inland waters and harbors
2.dory - pike-like freshwater perchesdory - pike-like freshwater perches  
pike perch, pike-perch - any of several pike-like fishes of the perch family
3.dory - marine fishes widely distributed in mid-waters and deep slope waters
family Zeidae, Zeidae - a family of fish in the order Zeomorphi
John Dory, Zeus faber - European dory
acanthopterygian, spiny-finned fish - a teleost fish with fins that are supported by sharp inflexible rays
Translations

dory

1 [ˈdɔːrɪ] N (= fish) → gallo m, pez m de San Pedro

dory

2 [ˈdɔːrɪ] N (= boat) → arenera f
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You are with me in the dory - Manuel my name, and I come from schooner "We're Here" of Gloucester.
He seemed to have two pairs of hands and a head of cast-iron, for, not content with blowing through a big conch-shell, he must needs stand up to it, swaying with the sway of the flat-bottomed dory, and send a grinding, thuttering shriek through the fog.
They were leaning on the bridge of the old pond, drinking deep of the enchantment of the dusk, just at the spot where Anne had climbed from her sinking Dory on the day Elaine floated down to Camelot.
It was splendid to fish for trout over the bridge and the two girls learned to row themselves about in the little flat-bottomed dory Mr.
There was no help for it; Anne, clinging to Gilbert Blythe's hand, scrambled down into the dory, where she sat, drabbled and furious, in the stern with her arms full of dripping shawl and wet crepe.
Then Captain Jim told the story--an old, old forgotten story, for it was over fifty years since Margaret had fallen asleep one day in her father's dory and drifted--or so it was supposed, for nothing was ever certainly known as to her fate--out of the channel, beyond the bar, to perish in the black thundersquall which had come up so suddenly that long-ago summer afternoon.
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As a case study, we will use a consultation that one of us, Dory, had with the other, Heath.
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I suppose if we put three big games together for the play-offs, everything might seem hunky dory.
DORY was taken into the animal hospital as a stray.
After an argument, the feisty young fish is picked up by a human diver and plonked in a dentist's tank, while his frantic father leaves behind the safety of home and sets out to find his offspring - with a little help from dippy pal Dory.