swim·​mer·​et | \ ˌswi-mə-ˈret How to pronounce swimmeret (audio) , ˈswi-mə-ˌret \

Definition of swimmeret

: one of a series of small unspecialized appendages under the abdomen of many crustaceans that are best developed in some decapods (such as a lobster) and usually function in locomotion or reproduction

Examples of swimmeret in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The kangaroo was a particular hit, but other animal builds in the kit include a leopard, mouse, boar, monkey—and a mantis shrimp, complete with leg-like swimmerets. Michelle Z. Donahue, Smithsonian, "The Ten Best STEM Toys to Give as Gifts in 2019," 26 Nov. 2019

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'swimmeret.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

First Known Use of swimmeret

1840, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about swimmeret

Time Traveler for swimmeret

Time Traveler

The first known use of swimmeret was in 1840

See more words from the same year

Statistics for swimmeret

Cite this Entry

“Swimmeret.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/swimmeret. Accessed 28 Nov. 2020.

More from Merriam-Webster on swimmeret

Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about swimmeret

Comments on swimmeret

What made you want to look up swimmeret? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).


Test Your Vocabulary

A Thanksgiving Word Quiz

  • a traditional thanksgiving dinner
  • November comes from a word for which of the following numbers?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

Add Diction

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!