tiger shark

tiger shark
noun Date: circa 1785 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

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  • Tiger shark — Tiger Ti ger, n. [OE. tigre, F. tigre, L. tigris, Gr. ti gris; probably of Persian origin; cf. Zend tighra pointed, tighri an arrow, Per. t[=i]r; perhaps akin to E. stick, v. t.; probably so named from its quickness.] 1. A very large and powerful …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Tiger shark — 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

  • tiger shark — n. a large, aggressive, bluish gray requiem shark (Galeocerdo cuvier) usually seen in the warm coastal waters of the Atlantic and Pacific oceans …   English World dictionary

  • Tiger shark — For other uses, see Tiger shark (disambiguation). Tiger shark Temporal range: 50–0 Ma[1] …   Wikipedia

  • tiger shark — a large shark, Galeocerdo cuvieri, inhabiting warm seas, noted for its voracious habits. [1775 85] * * * Potentially dangerous shark (Galeocerdo cuvieri, family Carcharhinidae), found worldwide in warm oceans, from the shoreline to the open sea.… …   Universalium

  • tiger shark — tigrinis ryklys statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas taksono rangas rūšis atitikmenys: lot. Galeocerdo cuvier angl. leopard shark; tiger shark rus. леопардовая акула; тигровая акула ryšiai: platesnis terminas – tigriniai rykliai …   Žuvų pavadinimų žodynas

  • tiger shark — ti′ger shark n. ich a large, voracious shark, Galeocerdo cuvieri, of warm seas • Etymology: 1775–85 …   From formal English to slang

  • tiger shark — noun large dangerous warm water shark with striped or spotted body • Syn: ↑Galeocerdo cuvieri • Hypernyms: ↑requiem shark • Member Holonyms: ↑Galeocerdo, ↑genus Galeocerdo …   Useful english dictionary

  • tiger shark — noun A large shark, Galeocerdo cuvier, common in the mid Pacific, that hunts alone and has dark stripes across its back …   Wiktionary

  • tiger shark — noun an aggressive shark of warm seas, with dark vertical stripes on the body. [Galeocerdo cuvieri.] …   English new terms dictionary

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