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

  • n. A shark of the genus Carcharias, especially C. taurus, found mainly in shallow waters of the temperate and tropical Atlantic.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. an American shark (Odontaspis littoralis) found on the sandy coasts of the Eastern United States; -- called also gray shark, and dogfish shark. See Illust. under Remora.
  • n.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A small voracious shark, Odontaspis or Carcharias littoralis, also called shovelnose. The name extends to all the Carchariidæ as restricted by Jordan, by most writers called Odontaspididæ.
  • n. Same as blind shark.

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

  • n. shallow-water shark with sharp jagged teeth found on both sides of Atlantic; sometimes dangerous to swimmers


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