A lone dory on the beach.
a flat-bottomed rowboat with high, flaring sides, used chiefly in commercial fishing
Origin of doryAmerindian (Central America) dori, duri, a dugout
Origin of doryMiddle English dorre ; from Middle French dorée, literally , gilt, feminine of doré, past participle of dorer ; from Late Latin deaurare, to gild ; from Classical Latin de-, intensive + aurare, to gild ; from aurum, gold: see aurous
A small, narrow, flatbottom fishing boat with high sides and a sharp prow.
Origin of doryPerhaps from Miskito dori, duri.
Any of various marine fishes of the order Zeiformes, having a spiny dorsal fin and a laterally compressed oval body, especially the John Dory.
Origin of doryMiddle English dorre, from Old French doree, from feminine past participle of dorer, to gild, from Late Latin deaurāre : Latin dē-, de- + Latin aurum, gold.
- (nautical) A small flat bottomed boat used for fishing both offshore and on rivers.
- Any of several different families of large-eyed, silvery, deep-bodied, laterally compressed, and roughly discoid marine fish.