blue marlin

noun

Definition of blue marlin

: a very large marlin (Makaira nigricans) of the Atlantic Ocean that is blue above and silvery white below, may reach a length of 14 feet (4.3 meters) and a weight of one ton (907 kilograms), and is often valued as a sport fish

Examples of blue marlin in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web And that’s probably a good thing because shortly after her catch and release was called in on the radio, Nicole Scotti aboard Triple S also reported catching and releasing a blue marlin as well. Bill Springer, Forbes, 1 June 2022 Billy Gerlach, from Jupiter, caught a blue marlin that weighed in at 1,135 pounds, according to the Maryland Department of Natural Resources. Michael Hollan, Fox News, 26 Aug. 2021 Once there, some started offering to pay local fishermen—like Ernal and his brother, Bill—to take them rod-and-reel fishing for blue marlin, mahi-mahi, which Bankers call dolphin, and other saltwater species. Caleb Johnson, WSJ, 8 June 2021 Likewise, the golden grail for anglers from Europe and Asia isn’t the brown trout, or the blue marlin, or even the largemouth bass. Kirk Deeter, Field & Stream, 5 Dec. 2020 The Fleur-de-lis team released six other blue marlin including one estimated at over 600 pounds and a very large yellowfin tuna in an epic weekend offshore. Frank Sargeant, al, 12 July 2020 The giant fish is the blue marlin category leader in the 2020 MONGO Offshore Challenge. Frank Sargeant, al, 12 July 2020 Although the huge catch didn't get them into the competition's top three, Jordan has two more days to catch the leading blue marlin, which weighed in at 494.2 pounds. Ben Morse, CNN, 10 June 2020 To the delight of watching fans, Jordan and his crew on his boat, Catch 23, reeled in a 442.3 pound blue marlin. Ben Morse, CNN, 10 June 2020 See More

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First Known Use of blue marlin

1937, in the meaning defined above

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15 Jun 2022

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“Blue marlin.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/blue%20marlin. Accessed 29 Jun. 2022.

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