Definitions

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

  • n. A mackerel shark (Lamna nasus) of temperate Atlantic waters.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Any shark of the family Lamnid├Ž, and especially of the genus Lamna; a kind of tope or mackerel-shark.

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

  • n. voracious pointed-nose shark of northern Atlantic and Pacific

Etymologies

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

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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  • 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

  • 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

  • Great whites and their relatives the makos, porbeagle, thresher sharks and unrelated tunas have evolved to functionally become warmer-blooded animals.

    Dr. Reese Halter: Protecting Great White Sharks

  • Unfortunately, another species did not receive any protection, the severely depleted porbeagle shark.

    Lee Crockett: Overfishing 101: Postcard From Pendik

  • Members deserve credit for adopting protections on silky sharks, but they should have done more to safeguard the porbeagle and other fish species.

    Lee Crockett: Overfishing 101: Postcard From Pendik

  • The winning fish, it turned out, was a 361-pound porbeagle shark hauled in on the Marshfield-based fishing boat Karen Jean II.

    Shark Day

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

    May 25, 2010

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

    May 25, 2010

  • Excellent word! Thanks, sionnach!

    October 13, 2007

  • shark with a pointed snout

    October 13, 2007