thresher shark


Definition of THRESHER SHARK

:  a large nearly cosmopolitan shark (Alopias vulpinus) that has a greatly elongated curved upper lobe of the tail which is often used to thresh the water to round up the schooling fish on which it feeds — see shark illustration

First Known Use of THRESHER SHARK



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