from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Any of various fierce, mostly tropical marine fishes of the genus Sphyraena that resemble pike, have a projecting lower jaw with fanglike teeth, and include some edible species.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Any large marine fish of the genus Sphyraena that have elongated bodies, a projecting lower jaw, displaying prominent fang-shaped teeth, and are aggressive predators.
- n. A unethically predatory person.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Any of several voracious pikelike marine fishes allied to the gray mullets, constituting the genus Sphyræna and family Sphyrænidæ. The great barracuda (Sphyræna barracuda) of the West Indies, Florida, etc., is often six feet or more long, and as dangerous as a shark. In Cuba its flesh is reputed to be poisonous. Sphyræna Argentea of the Pacific coast and Sphyræna sphyræna of Europe are smaller species, and are used as food.
- n. A large edible fresh-water fish of Australia and New Zealand (Thyrsites atun).
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A large voracious fish, Sphyræna picuda, of the West Indian and neighboring seas. It belongs to the perch family, and is from 6 to 10 feet in length.
- n. Thyrsites atun, a gempyloid fish of Australia and New Zealand: not the barracuda of American waters.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. any voracious marine fish of the genus Sphyraena having an elongated cylindrical body and large mouth with projecting lower jaw and long strong teeth
Looks like the barracuda is afraid of the MEDIA ...... and the conspiracy of the left wing bias.
Also the self proclaimed barracuda is too soft skinned and personalizes everything.
Yep Alex ... they didn't call her barracuda for nothin in High School!!
Sarah often likens herself to a pit bull with lipstick and was called a barracuda in high school because of her prowess on the basketball court.
The woman who was called a barracuda as a teenager for her extreme competitiveness on the basketball court showed she was supremely comfortable in her role as the primary line of attack for the Republican candidate, John McCain.
Some day I suppose we will add a heavy barrel and a bright blue "barracuda" stock with a 12 power Leupold from the custom shop in silver with blue splotches all over it.
Has "barracuda" gone soft since the going has gotten tough.
The only things for which you'll be remembered in history are your little glasses, big 'barracuda' teeth, and your outrageous stupidity!
When I asked Elwyn Fischer, another classmate, how Palin got the nickname "barracuda," he thought it had to do with "that little grin thing she does."
Interesting how quickly everyone bought into the "barracuda" meme.