noun. any of various nonruminant hoofed mammals having very thick skin: elephant; rhinoceros; hippopotamus.
- eutherian mammal
- placental mammal
- thick skin
- digitigrade mammal
Example sentences of the word pachyderm
1. Noun, singular or mass
But when you and your party guests beat the papier mache pachyderm until it showers you with candy, you will see that it was worth the extra effort.
It isn't the first time Campana has assisted with pachyderm prosthetics: In 2017, he prepared mobility devices for a pair of elephants in Thailand who had the terrible misfortune of stepping on buried landmines.