pilot whale

noun
|Updated on: 17 Jun 2018

Definition of pilot whale

: either of two dark gray to black, medium-sized toothed whales (Globicephala melas and G. macrorhynchus) of temperate to tropical waters that have a large rounded forehead and short snout and typically feed on squid and small fish called also blackfish

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