baker bell dolphin

baker bell dolphin

[′bāk·ər ¦bel ‚däl·fən]
(civil engineering)
A dolphin consisting of a heavy bell-shaped cap pivoted on a group of piles; a blow from a ship will tilt the bell, thus absorbing energy.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.