shark repellent

noun

Definition of shark repellent 

: any of various measures that a company uses to fend off unwanted takeover attempts

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Though there are still many hurdles to synthetically producing the slime in large quantities, many see this viscous substance as the eco-material of the future, with potential applications in clothing, shark repellents and food. Maya Wei-haas, Smithsonian, "If We Can Get Past the Ickiness, Hagfish Slime May Actually Be Useful to Us," 27 Feb. 2017

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1977, in the meaning defined above

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shark repellent

noun
shark re·pel·lent | \ -ri-ˈpe-lənt \

Legal Definition of shark repellent 

: any measure taken by a corporation to discourage a hostile takeover attempt

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