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pilot whale

n.
Either of two toothed whales, Globicephala melas or G. macrorhynchus, having black skin and a bulbous head.
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pilot whale

n
(Animals) any of several black toothed whales of the genus Globicephala, such as G. melaena, that occur in all seas except polar seas: family Delphinidae. Also called: black whale or blackfish
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pi′lot whale`


n.
either of two large, black, bulbous-headed species of dolphin of the genus Globicephala.
[1865–70]
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Noun1.pilot whale - small dark-colored whale of the Atlantic coast of the United Statespilot whale - small dark-colored whale of the Atlantic coast of the United States; the largest male acts as pilot or leader for the school
dolphin - any of various small toothed whales with a beaklike snout; larger than porpoises
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