mako shark

noun
ma·ko shark | \ˈmā-(ˌ)kō-, ˈmä- \

Definition of mako shark 

: either of two relatively slender mackerel sharks (Isurus paucus and I. oxyrinchus) that are dark blue above and white below with long pointed snouts and that are notable sport fish

called also mako

— see shark illustration

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After about 7 hours of fishing for tuna 40 miles off the coast of New Jersey on Sunday, fisherman Chris O'Neill and three other crew members decided to come closer to shore and search for mako sharks, a popular game fish in the area. Jennifer Earl, Fox News, "Great white shark surprises New Jersey fishermen: 'This is crazy'," 4 July 2018 The bull shark aircraft launched from Hobby Airport, the great white shark and hammerhead shark aircraft launched from Dallas, the tiger shark aircraft launched from Chicago and the mako shark aircraft launched from Phoenix. Andrea Leinfelder, Houston Chronicle, "Southwest planes get some teeth to honor Discovery Channel's Shark Week," 9 July 2018 Domel, Saadat and other colleagues working at Harvard biology professor George Lauder’s lab used 3-D printing to recreate the shape of shortfin mako shark denticles onto an airfoil. Sydney Pereira, Newsweek, "To Fly Faster, Humans Look to the Mysteries of Shark Skin," 7 Feb. 2018 Portions of other large fish, such as opah, tuna, mako shark, wahoo, mahi mahi and monchong, are available as fillets or loins, which can be roasted whole or cut into steaks for grilling. Nicole Sours Larson, Pacific San Diego Magazine, "Find your catch of the week(end) at outdoor fish market," 26 Sep. 2017 Portions of other large fish, such as opah, tuna, mako shark, wahoo, mahi mahi and monchong, are available as fillets or loins, which can be roasted whole or cut into steaks for grilling. Nicole Sours Larson, Pacific San Diego Magazine, "Find your catch of the week(end) at outdoor fish market," 26 Sep. 2017 Portions of other large fish, such as opah, tuna, mako shark, wahoo, mahi mahi and monchong, are available as fillets or loins, which can be roasted whole or cut into steaks for grilling. Nicole Sours Larson, Pacific San Diego Magazine, "Find your catch of the week(end) at outdoor fish market," 26 Sep. 2017 Portions of other large fish, such as opah, tuna, mako shark, wahoo, mahi mahi and monchong, are available as fillets or loins, which can be roasted whole or cut into steaks for grilling. Nicole Sours Larson, Pacific San Diego Magazine, "Find your catch of the week(end) at outdoor fish market," 26 Sep. 2017 Portions of other large fish, such as opah, tuna, mako shark, wahoo, mahi mahi and monchong, are available as fillets or loins, which can be roasted whole or cut into steaks for grilling. Nicole Sours Larson, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Find your catch of the week at outdoor fish market," 18 Sep. 2017

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First Known Use of mako shark

1848, in the meaning defined above

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Maori mako mako shark

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