Definition: Meaning of, shark in English to English dictionary.

Pronunciation: / ʃɑːk /

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shark shark
  1. plural shark or sharks a large sea fish with several rows of very sharp teeth that is considered to be dangerous to humans
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  2. informal someone who cheats other people out of money
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shark used in phrases

  • angel shark (noun)
    1. sharks with broad flat bodies and winglike pectoral fins but that swim the way sharks do
  • basking shark (noun)
    1. large harmless plankton-eating northern shark; often swims slowly or floats at the sea surface
  • blacktip shark (noun)
    1. widely distributed shallow-water shark with fins seemingly dipped in ink
  • blue shark (noun)
    1. slender cosmopolitan, pelagic shark; blue body shades to white belly; dangerous especially during maritime disasters
  • bonito shark (noun)
    1. common blue-grey shark of southwest Pacific; sport and food fish
  • bonnet shark (noun)
    1. small harmless hammerhead having a spade-shaped head; abundant in bays and estuaries
  • bull shark (noun)
    1. a most common shark in temperate and tropical coastal waters worldwide; heavy-bodied and dangerous
  • card shark (noun)
    1. a professional card player who makes a living by cheating at card games
  • carpet shark (noun)
    1. shark of the western Pacific with flattened body and mottled skin
  • cat shark (noun)
    1. small bottom-dwelling sharks with cat-like eyes; found along continental slopes
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