Definition of hammerhead in English:

hammerhead

Line breaks: ham¦mer|head
Pronunciation: /ˈhaməhɛd
 
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noun

  • 1 (also hammerhead shark) A shark of tropical and temperate oceans that has flattened blade-like extensions on either side of the head, with the eyes and nostrils placed at or near the ends.
    • Family Sphyrnidae and genus Sphyrna: several species
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    • Climate change has pushed up water temperatures, resulting in regular sightings of the smooth hammerhead shark, which is not dangerous to humans.
    • There are four species which concern us, and they are the hammerhead shark, the white shark, the bull whaler shark and the tiger shark.
    • See her, in Medea, remember the hammerhead shark, play with a cigarette, remind her listeners that their tape is running out, and obsess about another, very different Billie (Holiday).

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