shark repellent


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

Word History

First Known Use

1977, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of shark repellent was in 1977

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“Shark repellent.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Sep. 2023.

Legal Definition

shark repellent

shark re·​pel·​lent
: any measure taken by a corporation to discourage a hostile takeover attempt
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