Porbeagle Por"bea`gle, n. (Zo["o]l.) A species of shark ({Lamna cornubica}), about eight feet long, having a pointed nose and a crescent-shaped tail; -- called also {mackerel shark}. [Written {also probeagle}.] [1913 Webster]

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  • porbeagle — [pôr′bē΄gəl] n. [< Cornish dial. porgh bugel] a large, fierce mackerel shark (Lamna nasus) of the N Atlantic, which brings forth living young …   English World dictionary

  • Porbeagle — Taxobox name = Lamna Nasus status = VU | status system = IUCN3.1 trend = down image width = 200px regnum = Animalia phylum = Chordata classis = Chondrichthyes subclassis = Elasmobranchii ordo = Lamniformes familia = Lamnidae genus = Lamna species …   Wikipedia

  • porbeagle — noun Etymology: Cornish porgh bugel Date: 1758 a viviparous mackerel shark (Lamna nasus) chiefly of the North Atlantic and southwestern Pacific oceans with a pointed snout and crescent shaped tail …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • porbeagle — /pawr bee geuhl/, n. a shark of the genus Lamna, esp. L. nasus, a large, voracious species of the North Atlantic and North Pacific oceans. [1750 60; < Cornish porghbugel] * * *       species of mackerel shark (q.v.). * * * …   Universalium

  • porbeagle — noun A large pelagic predatory shark, Lamna nasus, of the Atlantic …   Wiktionary

  • porbeagle — shark with a pointed snout Unusual Animals …   Phrontistery dictionary

  • porbeagle — n. large shark with a pointed nose and a tail shaped like a crescent (found in the North Atlantic ocean and Mediterranean) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • porbeagle — [ pɔ:bi:g(ə)l] noun a large, active shark found chiefly in the open seas of the North Atlantic and in the Mediterranean. [Lamna nasus.] Origin C18: perh. from Cornish porth harbour, cove + bugel shepherd …   English new terms dictionary

  • porbeagle — por·bea·gle …   English syllables

  • porbeagle — por•bea•gle [[t]ˈpɔrˌbi gəl[/t]] n. ich a large, voracious mackerel shark, Lamna nasus, of northern seas, having a crescent shaped tail • Etymology: 1750–60; < Cornish porghbugel …   From formal English to slang

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