por·​bea·​gle | \ ˈpȯr-ˌbē-gəl How to pronounce porbeagle (audio) \

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

Examples of porbeagle in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Another common offshore species is the porbeagle shark. Don Lyman, BostonGlobe.com, "Besides great whites, there’s little to fear among local sharks," 14 Aug. 2019 Skomal said porbeagles look similar to mako and great white sharks. Don Lyman, BostonGlobe.com, "Besides great whites, there’s little to fear among local sharks," 14 Aug. 2019 Tracking a wide range of species — blue shark, tiger shark, shortfin mako, great hammerhead, scalloped hammerhead, porbeagle, and dusky shark — the researchers sought to visualize all the human infrastructure that sharks must navigate. Radhika Viswanathan, Vox, "Overfishing is decimating sharks. This map shows where they cross paths with fishing boats.," 26 July 2018 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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“Porbeagle.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/porbeagle. Accessed 29 Oct. 2020.

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