Definitions

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

  • noun A heavy-bodied mackerel shark (Lamna nasus) chiefly of temperate waters.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Any shark of the family Lamnidæ, and especially of the genus Lamna; a kind of tope or mackerel-shark.

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

  • noun (Zoöl.) A species of shark (Lamna cornubica), about eight feet long, having a pointed nose and a crescent-shaped tail; -- called also mackerel shark.

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

  • noun A large pelagic predatory shark, Lamna nasus, of the Atlantic.

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

  • noun voracious pointed-nose shark of northern Atlantic and Pacific

Etymologies

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

[Cornish porbugel.]

Examples

  • "Those at greatest risk of extinction in the north-east Atlantic include heavily fished, large sharks and rays, such as porbeagle and common skate, as well as commercially valuable deep-water sharks and spiny dogfish."

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  • Yes | No | Report from Alex Pernice th ... wrote 50 weeks 5 days ago porbeagle? and I do agree with WA Mtnhunter, Its a Dead shark.

    Pat, Vanna, Dead Sharks

  • At this point I'd like to use my free spin and change my answer to porbeagle.

    Pat, Vanna, Dead Sharks

  • Mohajerani says these are some of the most endangered sharks: great white shark, basking shark, dusky shark, spiny dogfish, hammerhead, giant devil ray, porbeagle shark, oceanic white tip and whale shark.

    Terry Gardner: Long Beach -- Shark Ed 101 -- No Hugs Required

  • At this point I'd like to use my free spin and change my answer to porbeagle.

    Pat, Vanna, Dead Sharks

  • Yes | No | Report from Alex Pernice th ... wrote 50 weeks 5 days ago porbeagle? and I do agree with WA Mtnhunter, Its a Dead shark.

    Pat, Vanna, Dead Sharks

  • I'm too late, but it is almost positively a porbeagle (Lamna nasus).

    Pat, Vanna, Dead Sharks

  • I'm too late, but it is almost positively a porbeagle (Lamna nasus).

    Pat, Vanna, Dead Sharks

  • I'm disqualified, I know, but that's a porbeagle ... mako is a good second guess, but the dorsal isn't short enough.

    Pat, Vanna, Dead Sharks

  • I'm disqualified, I know, but that's a porbeagle ... mako is a good second guess, but the dorsal isn't short enough.

    Pat, Vanna, Dead Sharks

Comments

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  • shark with a pointed snout

    October 13, 2007

  • Excellent word! Thanks, sionnach!

    October 13, 2007

  • ... this is rather greater than the sum of its parts. Or should I say, rather more bizarre.

    May 25, 2010

  • A species of mackerel shark, Lamna nasus. Also porebeagle.

    May 25, 2010