Pronunciation: (hwelp, welp), [key]
1. the young of the dog, or of the wolf, bear, lion, tiger, seal, etc.
2. a youth, esp. an impudent or despised one.
a. any of a series of longitudinal projections or ridges on the barrel of a capstan, windlass, etc.
b. any of the teeth of a sprocket wheel.
(of a female dog, lion, etc.) to give birth to (young).
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