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 From the coast, those who want to invest in a billfish charter will find his prime time—some boats have reported up to four blue marlin in a trip in the last week. Frank Sargeant, al, "Friday Fishing Forecast: Find out what’s reeling 'em in on Alabama waters," 23 Aug. 2019 Craig Dickerson, aboard the Haulin N Ballin, caught the biggest blue marlin at 465.5 pounds, earning $740,000. Giana Han, baltimoresun.com, "Michael Jordan fishes for the biggest with the best at White Marlin Open in Ocean City," 10 Aug. 2019 And sometimes a dolphin trip will produce sailfish, wahoo, blackfin tuna, white marlin or blue marlin. Steve Waters, miamiherald, "“Mahi Madness:” Some tips on taking advantage of Dolphin fishing in the Florida Keys | Miami Herald," 18 May 2018 Tucked under one arm, Mattson totes a bulging binder of fish pics — from the 315-pound blue marlin hauled into a 17-foot freshwater boat off the pitch-dark San Diego coast to an angry arapaima wrestled to the jungle shoreline in Guyana. Bryce Miller, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Meet Kevin Mattson, the most fished-crazed person in San Diego," 2 Mar. 2018 There, the ocean is filled with Pacific blue marlin, tuna, mahi-mahi, and spearfish. Stephanie Granada, Sunset, "10 Epic Fishing Trips in the West," 22 Jan. 2018 One lucky Florida fishing team is celebrating after catching a nearly 800-pound blue marlin and taking home $450,705 in winnings — the largest prize awarded in the 22-year history of a major fishing tournament in the Gulf of Mexico. Fox News, "Florida fishermen catch 800-pound marlin, reel in $450G tournament prize," 14 June 2018 One lucky Florida fishing team is celebrating after catching a nearly 800-pound blue marlin and taking home $450,705 in winnings — the largest prize awarded in the 22-year history of a major fishing tournament in the Gulf of Mexico. Fox News, "Florida fishermen catch 800-pound marlin, reel in $450G tournament prize," 14 June 2018 One lucky Florida fishing team is celebrating after catching a nearly 800-pound blue marlin and taking home $450,705 in winnings — the largest prize awarded in the 22-year history of a major fishing tournament in the Gulf of Mexico. Fox News, "Florida fishermen catch 800-pound marlin, reel in $450G tournament prize," 14 June 2018

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1937, in the meaning defined above

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“Blue marlin.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/blue%20marlin. Accessed 27 Feb. 2020.

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