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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

A bony covering on the back of an animal.

Usage examples (36)
  • The turtle's carapace protected it from predators and from the hot sun.
  • That's when that one claw grows really big and the main carapace grows into a very bulbous shape.
  • If the carapace is shorter than the gauge, the lobster must immediately be released back to the water.
  • They get to about 50 cm in carapace length and have three low keels running the length of the carapace. for more
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