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Definition of Dactyl
- [n.] - A poetical foot of three sylables (-- ~ ~), one long followed by two short, or one accented followed by two unaccented; as, L. tegm/n/, E. mer\b6ciful; -- so called from the similarity of its arrangement to that of the joints of a finger.
- [n.] - A finger or toe; a digit.
- [n.] - The claw or terminal joint of a leg of an insect or crustacean.