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bull shark

Syllabification: bull shark

Definition of bull shark in English:

noun

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.
  • Carcharhinus leucas, family Carcharhinidae
Example sentences
  • Three types of sharks are common in the area: the sand tiger shark, bull shark and scalloped hammerhead.
  • Of the 350-odd species of sharks, there may be three that have been implicated regularly in attacks on people, and they are the white shark, the tiger shark and the bull shark.
  • A friend and I were plucking spiny lobsters from a reef not far off the coast of Pompano Beach, Fla., when a mature bull shark idled entirely too close.

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