por·​bea·​gle ˈpȯr-ˌbē-gəl How to pronounce porbeagle (audio)
: 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 The large predator is a porbeagle shark, and an inspection revealed no signs of trauma: No bites, no cuts, no hints of a boat strike. Mark Price, Miami Herald, 8 Feb. 2024 The Atlantic Shark Institute monitors great white, mako, thresher, porbeagle, blue, spinner, and blacktip. Carlos R. Muñoz, BostonGlobe.com, 26 June 2023 The shark is believed to be a male porbeagle, according to a Twitter post by marine biologist John Chisholm from the Anderson Cabot Center for Ocean Life. Sarah Rumpf, Fox News, 7 Feb. 2023 Another common offshore species is the porbeagle shark. Don Lyman, BostonGlobe.com, 14 Aug. 2019 Skomal said porbeagles look similar to mako and great white sharks. Don Lyman, BostonGlobe.com, 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, 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, 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, 14 May 2018 See More

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Word History


Cornish porgh-bugel

First Known Use

1758, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of porbeagle was in 1758

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“Porbeagle.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/porbeagle. Accessed 22 Feb. 2024.

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