marlin

noun mar·lin \ ˈmär-lən \

Definition of marlin

: any of several large marine billfishes (genera Makaira and Tetrapturus) that are notable sport fishes

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Origin and Etymology of marlin

short for marlinspike; from the appearance of its beak


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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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