sand tiger shark

noun

Definition of sand tiger shark

  1. :  a large, often bottom-dwelling light brown to brownish gray shark (Carcharias taurus synonym Odontaspis taurus) of warm to temperate often shallow waters that has large, sharp, protruding teeth and when young yellowish brown spots —called also brown shark, gray nurse shark, ragged-tooth shark

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1958

First Known Use of sand tiger shark

1958


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