crocodilenoun [ C ]uk /ˈkrɒk.ə.daɪl/ us /ˈkrɑː.kə.daɪl/ plural crocodiles or crocodile
crocodile noun [ C ] (ANIMAL)
B2 informal croc, uk /krɒk/ us /krɑːk/ a large reptile with a hard skin that lives in and near rivers and lakes in hot, wet parts of the world. It is like an alligator, but it usually has a longer and narrower nose:
a crocodile-infested swamp
- Humans, dogs, elephants and dolphins are all mammals, but birds, fish and crocodiles are not.
- On average, two crocodiles a year end up as road kill on Florida's Highway 1.
- He lost an arm to a crocodile.