Definition of marlin
: any of several large marine billfishes (genera Makaira and Tetrapturus) that are notable sport fishes
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TRAINER'S ROOM Marlins: Volquez (right ankle) received treatment before the game.
He had been called out on strikes and left the bases full of Marlins in the fifth inning of the then-tie game.
Since the team's inception in 1993, the Marlins have never finished the season ranked higher than 26th out of 30 MLB teams in average attendance.
Former Marlins Pudge Rodriguez, Andre Dawson, Livan Hernandez, Al Leiter, Benito Santiago and Tim Raines are among the stars who will play in the MLB All-Star Legends & Celebrity Softball Game on July 9 at Marlins Park.
Marlins president David Samson had no immediate comment, and a spokesman for Jeter didn’t respond to a request for comment.
A splash of tart habanero salsa didn’t hurt the marlin at all.
Heasley was crowned the winner after catching the event’s biggest white marlin, but Heasley and his boat mates were disqualified after failing polygraph tests.
Humans like to eat big predators, like tuna and marlin—exactly the kind of species that had disappeared from the CO2 vents Nagelkerken studied.
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Origin and Etymology of marlin
short for marlinspike; from the appearance of its beak
First Known Use: 1917See Words from the same year
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Definition of marlin for English Language Learners
: a large fish that lives in the sea and that people catch for sport
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