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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (2)

1. a metrical unit with stressed-unstressed-unstressed syllables;

2. a finger or toe in human beings or corresponding body part in other vertebrates;
[syn: digit, dactyl]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

dactyl \dac"tyl\ (d[a^]k"t[i^]l), n. [L. dactylus, Gr. da`ktylos a finger, a dactyl. Cf. Digit.] 1. (Pros.) A poetical foot of three sylables (--- [crescent] [crescent]), one long followed by two short, or one accented followed by two unaccented; as, L. t["e]gm[i^]n[e^], E. mer[bprime]ciful; -- so called from the similarity of its arrangement to that of the joints of a finger. [Written also dactyle.] [1913 Webster] 2. (Zool.) (a) A finger or toe; a digit. (b) The claw or terminal joint of a leg of an insect or crustacean. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

dactyl n 1: a metrical unit with stressed-unstressed-unstressed syllables 2: a finger or toe in human beings or corresponding body part in other vertebrates [syn: digit, dactyl]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

77 Moby Thesaurus words for "dactyl": Alexandrine, accent, accentuation, amphibrach, amphimacer, anacrusis, anapest, antispast, arsis, bacchius, beat, cadence, caesura, catalexis, chloriamb, chloriambus, colon, counterpoint, cretic, dactylic hexameter, diaeresis, dimeter, dipody, dochmiac, elegiac, elegiac couplet, elegiac pentameter, emphasis, epitrite, feminine caesura, foot, heptameter, heptapody, heroic couplet, hexameter, hexapody, iamb, iambic, iambic pentameter, ictus, ionic, jingle, lilt, masculine caesura, measure, meter, metrical accent, metrical foot, metrical group, metrical unit, metron, molossus, mora, movement, numbers, paeon, pentameter, pentapody, period, proceleusmatic, pyrrhic, quantity, rhythm, spondee, sprung rhythm, stress, swing, syzygy, tetrameter, tetrapody, tetraseme, thesis, tribrach, trimeter, tripody, triseme, trochee