a mythical monster like a giant reptile. In European tradition the dragon is typically fire-breathing and tends to symbolize chaos or evil, whereas in East Asia it is usually a beneficent symbol of fertility, associated with water and the heavens.
On each corner of its curved roof perch ten dragons and other mythical water animals that symbolically guard against the ever-present risk of fire.
(in the 16th and 17th centuries) a short musket carried on the belt of a soldier, especially a mounted infantryman.
I walked up the stairs to Tralgar's home and knocked on the door, which was made difficult by the dragon I was carrying.