shovelnose

noun
shov·​el·​nose | \ ˈshə-vəl-ˌnōz How to pronounce shovelnose (audio) \

Definition of shovelnose

: a shovel-nosed animal and especially a fish

Examples of shovelnose in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The frenzy of upright fins disrupting the shallows turned out to be a fever of shovelnose guitarfish, a type of elongated sea ray with a sharklike dorsal. Betsy Andrews, Travel + Leisure, 1 Mar. 2021 Back in the 1980s, Semmens attempted to make a sturddlefish by combining sperm from shovelnose sturgeons with eggs from paddlefish; the eggs started to develop but then quit. Quanta Magazine, 5 Aug. 2020 His business is located near Lake Barkley, Kentucky Lake and a section of the Ohio River where permitted fishermen can catch paddlefish and shovelnose sturgeon. Bailey Loosemore, The Courier-Journal, 28 June 2018 The bond would be much lower - about $50,000 - to assist with monitoring escaped shovelnose. Tristan Baurick, NOLA.com, 7 Apr. 2018 Some of the shovelnose sturgeon will be returned to the river. Tristan Baurick, NOLA.com, 9 Mar. 2018 Part of this project will be aimed at determining the tolerance of the shovelnose species to saltwater as a means of determining how pallid sturgeon disperse during spillway openings. Tristan Baurick, NOLA.com, 9 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of shovelnose

1709, in the meaning defined above

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“Shovelnose.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/shovelnose. Accessed 17 Jun. 2021.

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