from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Either of two mackerel sharks of the genus Isurus, characterized by a large heavy body and a nearly symmetrical tail.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. mako shark

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Same as mako shark.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The tiger-shark (which see). The teeth of the make are used for ornaments by the Maoris.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. powerful mackerel shark of the Atlantic and Pacific


(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)



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  • That'll teach him to touch a severed mako head.

    August 20, 2009

  • "A mako once bit Murph so badly that he had to be helicoptered back to shore. (Touching even a severed mako head can trigger it to bite.) The rule for mako is that they're not considered safe until they're on ice in the hold."
    —Sebastian Junger, The Perfect Storm, 1997 (NY: HarperCollins, 1999), 56

    August 19, 2009