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shark1 US English

A long-bodied chiefly marine fish with a cartilaginous skeleton, a prominent dorsal fin, and toothlike scales. Most sharks are predatory, although the largest kinds feed on plankton

shark2 US English

A person who unscrupulously exploits or swindles others

cat shark US English

A small bottom-dwelling shark that has catlike eyes and small dorsal fins set well back. It is typically strikingly marked and lives in warmer waters

cow shark US English

A dull gray or brown shark that lives mainly in deep water, especially in the North Atlantic and Mediterranean

angel shark US English

An active bottom-dwelling cartilaginous fish with broad winglike pectoral fins

blue shark US English

A long slender shark with an indigo-blue back and white underparts, typically occurring in the open sea

bull shark US English

A large, stout-bodied aggressive shark. Its widespread distribution, its habits of feeding close to shore, and its tendency to venture far into estuaries and rivers makes it a species particularly dangerous to humans

loan shark US English

A moneylender who charges extremely high rates of interest, typically under illegal conditions

nurse shark US English

A shark with barbels on the snout

sand shark US English

A voracious, brown-spotted shark of tropical Atlantic waters

tiger shark US English

An aggressive shark of warm seas, with dark vertical stripes on the body

whale shark US English

A very large tropical shark that typically swims close to the surface, where it feeds chiefly on plankton. It is the largest known fish

basking shark US English

A large shark that feeds exclusively on plankton and often swims slowly close to the surface, found chiefly in the open ocean

bramble shark US English

A heavy-bodied, dull-coloured shark of the tropical Atlantic, with numerous thornlike spines on the back

carpet shark US English

A relatively small shallow-water shark with barbels around the nose or mouth and typically with a conspicuous color pattern. It is found in the Indo-Pacific region and the Red Sea

frilled shark US English

An elongated deep-sea shark of snakelike appearance, with prominent gill covers that give the appearance of a frill around the neck

requiem shark US English

A migratory, livebearing shark of warm seas, sometimes also found in brackish or fresh water

mackerel shark US English

A shark of the family Lamnidae, especially the porbeagle or the mako

jump the shark US English

(Of a television series or movie) reach a point at which far-fetched events are included merely for the sake of novelty, indicative of a decline in quality

great white shark US English

A large, aggressive shark of warm seas, with a brownish or gray back, white underparts, and large triangular teeth

jump the shark in jump US English

(Of a television series or movie) reach a point at which far-fetched events are included merely for the sake of novelty, indicative of a decline in quality

card sharp US English

A person who cheats at cards in order to win money

card shark in card sharp US English

A person who cheats at cards in order to win money

gummy US English

Toothless

gummy2 US English

A small, edible shark of Australasian coastal waters, with rounded teeth that it uses to crush hard-shelled prey

mako US English

A large fast-moving oceanic shark with a deep blue back and white underparts

mako shark in mako1 US English

A large fast-moving oceanic shark with a deep blue back and white underparts

sharkskin US English

The rough scaly skin of a shark, sometimes used as shagreen

sharksucker US English

A remora, especially Echeneis naucrates, the most abundant remora of warm waters

bonnethead US English

A small hammerhead shark with a relatively narrow rounded head, found in American waters

bonnethead shark in bonnethead US English

A small hammerhead shark with a relatively narrow rounded head, found in American waters

hammerhead US English

A shark of tropical and temperate oceans that has flattened bladelike extensions on either side of the head, with the eyes and nostrils placed at or near the ends

hammerhead shark in hammerhead US English

A shark of tropical and temperate oceans that has flattened bladelike extensions on either side of the head, with the eyes and nostrils placed at or near the ends

megamouth US English

A shark with a very large wide mouth and tiny teeth, first captured in 1976 off the Hawaiian Islands

megamouth shark in megamouth US English

A shark with a very large wide mouth and tiny teeth, first captured in 1976 off the Hawaiian Islands

thresher shark in thresher US English

A surface-living shark with a long upper lobe to the tail. Threshers often hunt in pairs, lashing the water with their tails to herd fish into a tightly packed shoal

black shark in shark1 US English

A small Southeast Asian freshwater fish with a sharklike tail, popular in aquariums

brown cat shark in cat shark US English

A small bottom-dwelling shark that has catlike eyes and small dorsal fins set well back. It is typically strikingly marked and lives in warmer waters

Great White Shark in Norman, Greg US English

(1955-), Australian golfer; full name Gregory John Norman; called Great White Shark. He won the Australian Open in 1980, 1985, 1987, and 1995 and the British Open in 1986 and 1993

Atlantic angel shark in angel shark US English

An active bottom-dwelling cartilaginous fish with broad winglike pectoral fins

red-tailed black shark in shark1 US English

A small Southeast Asian freshwater fish with a sharklike tail, popular in aquariums