anti-shark

adjective

an·​ti-shark
ˌan-tē-ˈshärk,
ˌan-tī- How to pronounce anti-shark (audio)
variants or less commonly antishark
: serving or intended to repel sharks : providing protection against shark attacks
an anti-shark cage
The support boat was equipped with a special antishark electromagnetic field that in theory repelled the animals from a twenty-five-foot radius …William H. Longyard

Word History

First Known Use

1905, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of anti-shark was in 1905

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Cite this Entry

“Anti-shark.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/anti-shark. Accessed 28 Feb. 2024.

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