Part of speech: noun

The eldest son of the king of France.

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Usage examples "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", 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", 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", Kate Dickinson Sweetser.