man-eating shark
man-eating shark man-eating shark n. A term applied to sharks that attack humans, especially the great white shark ({Carcharodon carcharias}), a large aggressive shark widespread in warm seas.

Syn: great white shark, white shark, man-eater, {Carcharodon carcharias}. [WordNet 1.5]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • man-eating shark — any shark known to attack humans, esp. the great white shark, Carcharodon carcharias. Also called man eater shark, man eater. [1885 90] * * * …   Universalium

  • man-eating shark — noun see man eater …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • man-eating adj — Does a man eating shark eat women, too? …   English expressions

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  • Shark ray — Shark Shark, n. [Of uncertain origin; perhaps through OF. fr. carcharus a kind of dogfish, Gr. karchari as, so called from its sharp teeth, fr. ka rcharos having sharp or jagged teeth; or perhaps named from its rapacity (cf. {Shark}, v. t. & i.); …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • man-eat|ing — «MAN EE tihng», adjective. 1. eating or devouring human beings: »a man eating shark. 2. Figurative. that is a man eater; very aggressive: »a man eating woman, a man eating politician …   Useful english dictionary

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