marlin

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noun mar·lin \ˈmär-lən\

Definition of marlin

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

Origin and Etymology of marlin

short for marlinspike; from the appearance of its beak


First Known Use: 1917


MARLIN Defined for English Language Learners

marlin

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noun mar·lin \ˈmär-lən\

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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