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

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Recent Examples on the Web And sometimes a dolphin trip will produce sailfish, wahoo, blackfin tuna, white marlin or blue marlin. Steve Waters, miamiherald, "“Mahi Madness:” Some tips on taking advantage of Dolphin fishing in the Florida Keys | Miami Herald," 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, "Billfish Slam: Woman lands 10 stunning fish species in 11 months," 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, "Billfish Slam: Woman lands 10 stunning fish species in 11 months," 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, "The one that got away: Not the fish, but the $2.8M prize," 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, "The one that got away: Not the fish, but the $2.8M prize," 16 Dec. 2017 But three days later, the tournament deemed it the only qualifying white marlin of the five-day open. Washington Post, "The one that got away: Not the fish, but the $2.8M prize," 16 Dec. 2017

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circa 1950, in the meaning defined above

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“White marlin.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/white%20marlin. Accessed 10 December 2019.

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