Porpoise vs Portoise - What's the difference?

porpoise | portoise |


As nouns the difference between porpoise and portoise

is that porpoise is a small cetacean of the family phocoenidae, related to whales and dolphins while portoise is (nautical) the gunwale of a ship.

As a verb porpoise

is said of an aircraft: to make a series of plunges when taking off or landing.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

porpoise

English

Noun

(wikipedia porpoise) (en noun)
  • A small cetacean of the family Phocoenidae, related to whales and dolphins.
  • (North America, imprecisely) Any small dolphin.
  • Synonyms

    * , (l), (l), (l), (l)

    Verb

    (porpois)
  • Said of an aircraft: to make a series of plunges when taking off or landing.
  • See also

    * dolphin * killer whale * pod * sea lion * seal * whale *

    portoise

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (nautical) The gunwale of a ship.
  • Derived terms

    * a-portoise (Webster 1913)