porbeagle

noun
por·bea·gle | \ˈpȯr-ˌbē-gəl \

Definition of porbeagle 

: a viviparous mackerel shark (Lamna nasus) chiefly of the North Atlantic and southwestern Pacific oceans with a pointed snout and crescent-shaped tail

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The catch follows a story in June last year when another group caught a porbeagle off the coast of Whitby. Nathan Sandhu, Fox News, "Fishermen reel in 9-foot, 250-pound shark after 40-minute battle," 16 May 2018 The victim, aged 21, was bitten on the leg by a porbeagle shark after it was hauled onto the vessel 'Govenek of Ladram' in one of their fishing nets. John Bett, Fox News, "Rescue crew seen airlifting fisherman bitten by shark in dramatic video," 14 May 2018

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First Known Use of porbeagle

1758, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for porbeagle

Corn porgh-bugel

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