Definition of shovelhead in English:


Line breaks: shovel|head
Pronunciation: /ˈʃʌv(ə)lhɛd
(also shovelhead shark)


Another term for bonnethead.
More example sentences
  • Any day you can catch whiting and shovelhead sharks on the bottom with frozen shrimp.
  • Right after that we spotted a shovelhead shark of 4 to 5 ft. milling around, and I'm guessing that's what took off with her rig.
  • There are distinct sub-groups of this shark, including the bonnethead shark, the shovelhead shark, the smalleye hammerhead, the smooth hammerhead, and the black hammerhead.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day hypnopompic
Pronunciation: ˌhɪpnə(ʊ)ˈpɒmpɪk
relating to the state immediately preceding waking up