tiger shark


: a large gray or brown stocky-bodied requiem shark (Galeocerdo cuvieri) that is nearly cosmopolitan especially in warm seas and can be dangerous to humans see shark illustration

Examples of tiger shark in a Sentence

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1785, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of tiger shark was circa 1785

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“Tiger shark.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tiger%20shark. Accessed 19 Jul. 2024.

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tiger shark

: a large brown or gray shark of warm seas that sometimes attacks human beings

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