Definition of Caplin

1. Noun. Very small northern fish; forage for sea birds and marine mammals and other fishes.

Exact synonyms: Capelan, Capelin
Generic synonyms: Smelt
Group relationships: Genus Mallotus, Mallotus



Definition of Caplin

1. n. See Capelin.

2. n. The cap or coupling of a flail, through which the thongs pass which connect the handle and swingel.

Definition of Caplin

1. Noun. (alternative form of capelin) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Caplin

1. capelin [n -S] - See also: capelin

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Caplin

capitule
capitulescence
capitulum
capitulum humeri
capitulum of humerus
capiz
capizes
caplan's syndrome
caplan syndrome
caple
caples
capless
caplet
caplets
caplike
caplin (current term)
caplins
capmaker
capmakers
capnellane
capnine
capno-
capnocytophaga
capnogram
capnograph
capnographic
capnography
capnomancy
capnometer
capnometers

Literary usage of Caplin

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1. American Book Prices Current (1919)
"Alexander McDougall, officer in the Revolution, on title-page), caplin, A., Feb. ... Cf., caplin. A.. Feb. 19, '18. (194) $18.00. Dawson. Morrisania. ..."

2. Markland Or Nova Scotia: Its History, Natural Resources and Native Beauties by Robert Randall McLeod (1903)
"When the caplin no longer appeared the schools of cod disappeared, too. ... These became filled to excess with hosts of caplin which crowded in with the ..."

3. Journal of Horticulture, Cottage Gardener and Country Gentlemen (1875)
"2 and 8, J. caplin. »Ac, R Pope, J. caplin Ac, J. T Galey, W. c. ... 2, J. Bateman. vtc, JA Bleep, J. caplin R-Pope. Ac, JTGa ey,S. Mums, J. caplin. c, ..."

4. Newfoundland: the Oldest British Colony: Its History, Its Present Condition by Moses Harvey, Joseph Hatton (1883)
"... plateau—The fishing season— caplin and squids—Process of curing the cod—Operators at •work—Cod-liver oil—Fishing tackle and methods of taking the cod. ..."

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