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Definition of "octopod" [oc•to•pod]

  • Any of various cephalopod mollusks of the order Octopoda, such as an octopus, having eight tentacles. (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 "octopod" in a sentence
  • "The term octopod (plural octopods or octopodes) is taken from the taxonomic order Octopoda but has no classical equivalent."
  • "He explained the system under which the material was kept moving forward to the ever-advancing front; let her watch the rhythmic swing and slide of the rails from the car to the benches; took her up into the cab of the big "octopod" locomotive; gave her a chance to peep into the camp kitchen car; and concluded by handing her up the steps of the "dinkey.""
  • "Our entire existence could be fabricated. octopod replied to comment from Anonymous"