mackerel shark

noun

Definition of mackerel shark

: any of a family (Lamnidae) of large sharks of tropical to cool temperate oceans that have a pointed snout and relatively few, large teeth and include the great white shark and mako sharks especially : porbeagle

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First Known Use of mackerel shark

1819, in the meaning defined above

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“Mackerel shark.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mackerel%20shark. Accessed 2 Dec. 2020.

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mackerel shark

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mack·​er·​el shark | \ ˈmak-(ə-)rəl- How to pronounce mackerel shark (audio) \

Medical Definition of mackerel shark

: any of a family (Lamnidae) of large aggressive pelagic sharks that include the great white shark

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