from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Either of two mackerel sharks of the genus Isurus, especially the fast-moving shortfin mako (I. oxyrinchus), a popular game fish.

from The Century Dictionary.

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Zool.) Same as mako shark.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun mako shark

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

  • noun powerful mackerel shark of the Atlantic and Pacific


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




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  • "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

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

    August 20, 2009