Definition of tiger shark in English:

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tiger shark

Pronunciation: /ˈtīɡər SHärk/

noun

An aggressive shark of warm seas, with dark vertical stripes on the body.
  • Galeocerdo cuvieri, family Carcharhinidae
Example sentences
  • Three types of sharks are common in the area: the sand tiger shark, bull shark and scalloped hammerhead.
  • In Hawaii, the only known predator of adult balloonfish is the tiger shark.
  • The average tiger shark is about ten feet (three meters), but some can grow over 15 feet long.

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Syllabification: ti·ger shark

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