Whelp

Definition of Whelp

n.1.
1.One of the young of a dog or a beast of prey; a puppy; a cub; as, a lion's whelps.
2.A child; a youth; - jocosely or in contempt.
That awkward whelp with his money bags would have made his entrance.
- Addison.
3.(Naut.) One of the longitudinal ribs or ridges on the barrel of a capstan or a windless; - usually in the plural; as, the whelps of a windlass.
4.One of the teeth of a sprocket wheel.
v. i.1.To bring forth young; - said of the female of the dog and some beasts of prey.
[imp. & p. p. Whelped ; p. pr. & vb. n. Whelping.]
v. t.1.To bring forth, as cubs or young; to give birth to.
Unless she had whelped it herself, she could not have loved a thing better.
- B. Jonson.
Did thy foul fancy whelp so black a scheme?
- Young.

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