white marlin

noun

Definition of white marlin

: a marlin (Tetrapturas albidus) of the Atlantic Ocean that is blue above and silvery-white below, may reach a length of about 9 feet (2.7 meters) and a weight of 180 pounds (81.6 kilograms), and is a popular sport fish

Examples of white marlin in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web And, better still, Jordan’s team aboard Catch 23 won the trophy for best junior angler who caught and released several white marlin. Bill Springer, Forbes, 1 June 2022 Offshore action is good, with several boats bringing back swordfish and releasing white marlin; www.ateamfishing.com. Frank Sargeant, al, 3 Sep. 2021 Jordan’s boat was fishing for white marlin, and the largest catch, caught by Johnny Hinkle of Fish Whistle, weighed in at 79.5 pounds for $1.46 million. Giana Han, baltimoresun.com, 10 Aug. 2019 And sometimes a dolphin trip will produce sailfish, wahoo, blackfin tuna, white marlin or blue marlin. Steve Waters, miamiherald, 18 May 2018 The billfish slam requires catches of Atlantic blue marlin, Pacific blue marlin, black marlin, white marlin, striped marlin, Atlantic sailfish, Pacific sailfish, swordfish and spearfish. Gary Garth, USA TODAY, 27 Mar. 2018 In September the quest moved to North Carolina, where Sabin added a white marlin (and a roundscale spearfish) to her tally. Gary Garth, USA TODAY, 27 Mar. 2018 But three days later, the tournament deemed it the only qualifying white marlin of the five-day open. Ben Finley, Houston Chronicle, 16 Dec. 2017 But three days later, the tournament deemed it the only qualifying white marlin of the five-day open. Ben Finley, The Seattle Times, 16 Dec. 2017 See More

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First Known Use of white marlin

circa 1950, in the meaning defined above

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5 Jun 2022

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“White marlin.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/white%20marlin. Accessed 2 Jul. 2022.

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