Definition of crocodile in English:
1A large predatory semiaquatic reptile with long jaws, long tail, short legs, and a horny textured skin.
- Family Crocodylidae: three genera, in particular Crocodylus, and several species
- They could see the scaled skin of crocodiles and alligators along with an assortment of fish swimming about.
- Hunted extensively for their skins, large crocodiles are becoming increasingly rare.
- Many of the children were surprised at the texture of the crocodile's skin.
1.1 [mass noun] Leather made from crocodile skin, used especially to make bags and shoes.
- Shoes are sling-backed heels of crocodile and patent leather.
- Accessories include wedged shoes in crocodile, aged leather belts cinched around jackets and blazers recalling Dr. Zhivago.
- Shoes are pointed and classic in crocodile and patterned leather with a lace or side buckle.
2British informal A line of schoolchildren walking in pairs.
- Will the UK scheme to walk a crocodile of children to school give them independence - or simply embarrass them?
- The crocodile involves the group walking one behind another and throwing a ball back down the line.
- The owner of one stall enthused about the rich tradition of cheesemaking he'd inherited, along with his flock of sheep, to a crocodile of rapt schoolchildren.
Definition of crocodile in:
- US English dictionary
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