Pronunciation: (hwelp, welp),[key] —n. 1. the young of the dog, or of the wolf, bear, lion, tiger, seal, etc.
2. a youth, esp. an impudent or despised one.
3. Mach. a. any of a series of longitudinal projections or ridges on the barrel of a capstan, windlass, etc.
b. any of the teeth of a sprocket wheel.
—v.t., v.i. (of a female dog, lion, etc.) to give birth to (young).