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 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, "F&S Classics: Carp Crazy," 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, "Potential Alabama State Record for Blue Marlin Caught out of Orange Beach," 12 July 2020 The giant fish is the blue marlin category leader in the 2020 MONGO Offshore Challenge. Frank Sargeant, al, "Potential Alabama State Record for Blue Marlin Caught out of Orange Beach," 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, "Michael Jordan and crew reel in 442-pound marlin in fishing tournament," 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, "Michael Jordan and crew reel in 442-pound marlin in fishing tournament," 10 June 2020 The site offers quests to catch Siberian taimen on the Kamchatka Peninsula in Russia, tigerfish on the Lower Zambezi in Africa or blue marlin in tropical destinations like Costa Rica and Puerto Rico. Matt Wyatt, ExpressNews.com, "Website works like Airbnb for bucket-list fishing trips," 9 May 2020 These are the trips where white and blue marlin weighing hundreds of pounds are available for the taking, in addition to large tuna, wahoo and dorado. Emilia Benton, Houston Chronicle, "A quiet sport: Galveston offers great fishing activities," 20 Sep. 2019 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

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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 20 Apr. 2021.

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