What does the word dauphin mean?

Usage examples for dauphin

  1. It is formed by a projecting headland called Point Bayo, and a large island called Isle Dauphin. – The Campaigns of the British Army at Washington and New Orleans 1814-1815 by G. R. Gleig
  2. The story went that the dauphin had been sent to America, and that all traces of him were lost; thus was given to any adventurer of the requisite age, and sufficiently obscure birth, an opportunity to seek such honor as might be gained in claiming identity with the escaped prisoner. – Stories of the Badger State by Reuben Gold Thwaites
  3. With her men around her, she mounted her horse, and as she halted for a moment before starting,- seeing her dignity and graceful bearing, her men were filled with pride in her,- even Baudricourt himself came down from the castle, and made the men take an oath to guard her with their own lives, then gave her a sword and a letter to the Dauphin. – Ten Girls from History by Kate Dickinson Sweetser