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Definition of "nautilus" []

  • A cephalopod mollusk of the genus Nautilus, especially N. pompilius, found in the Indian and Pacific oceans and having a spiral, pearly-lined shell with a series of air-filled chambers. Also called chambered nautilus, pearly nautilus. (noun)
  • The paper nautilus. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "nautilus" in a sentence
  • "The word "nautilus" comes from the Greek for boat."
  • "Head on over to her blog for even more juice on GNOME 3 from the week-long discussion. remove combo box to change nautilus view, just use menu? frustration that nautilus is becoming like midnight commander, not beautiful to use, too complicated dont like split pane idea, why not use two windows? split-pane seems universally disliked by GNOME designers. snap to side-by-side like in windows 7 would be good and would remove need for split-pane. search in nautilus sucks confusion between magnifying glass icon for search vs zoom"
  • "Most noatble fix pertaining to this: the back, forward and up buttons in nautilus."