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shark1 British & World English

A long-bodied chiefly marine fish with a cartilaginous skeleton, a prominent dorsal fin, and tooth-like scales. Most sharks are predatory, though the largest kinds feed on plankton, and some can grow to a large size

shark2 British & World English

A person who unscrupulously exploits or swindles others

cat shark British & World English

A small bottom-dwelling shark that has catlike eyes and small dorsal fins set well back, inhabiting warmer waters

cow shark British & World English

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

shark net British & World English

A net erected around a coastal swimming area to keep sharks away

angel shark British & World English

A large, active bottom-dwelling cartilaginous fish with broad wing-like pectoral fins

blue shark British & World English

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

bull shark British & World 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 British & World English

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

nurse shark British & World English

A shark with barbels on the snout

sand shark British & World English

A voracious brown-spotted shark of tropical Atlantic waters

shark bait British & World English

Food suspended in the sea to attract sharks for hunting or photography

tiger shark British & World English

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

whale shark British & World English

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

basking shark British & World English

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

bramble shark British & World English

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

carpet shark British & World English

A conspicuously marked small shallow-water shark with barbels around the nose or mouth, found in the Indo-Pacific region and the Red Sea

frilled shark British & World 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 British & World English

A migratory, live-bearing shark of warm seas, sometimes also found in brackish or fresh water

shark patrol British & World English

A patrol of a coastal area, by boat or aircraft, to check for sharks that could endanger swimmers or surfers

shark-sucker British & World English

Another term for remora.

mackerel shark British & World English

Another term for porbeagle.

jump the shark British & World English

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

great white shark British & World English

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

jump the shark in jump British & World English

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

gummy shark in gummy2 British & World English

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

mako British & World English

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

mako shark in mako1 British & World English

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

sharkskin British & World English

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

bonnethead British & World English

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

bonnethead shark in bonnethead British & World English

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

hammerhead British & World English

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

hammerhead shark in hammerhead British & World English

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

megamouth British & World English

A rare shark with a very large wide mouth and tiny teeth, found in the Pacific Ocean

megamouth shark in megamouth British & World English

A rare shark with a very large wide mouth and tiny teeth, found in the Pacific Ocean

shovelhead British & World English

Another term for bonnethead.

shovelhead shark in shovelhead British & World English

Another term for bonnethead.

thresher shark in thresher British & World 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 British & World English

A small SE Asian freshwater fish with a shark-like tail, popular in aquaria

red-tailed black shark in shark1 British & World English

A small SE Asian freshwater fish with a shark-like tail, popular in aquaria