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

  • n. A small hammerhead shark (Sphyrna tiburo), the head of which looks like a rounded spade, that is found in shallow waters of the Atlantic and Pacific.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. bonnethead

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A shark (Sphryna tiburio) allied to the hammerhead, and native of the warmer parts of the Atlantic and Pacific oceans; -- called also bonnet shark.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The shovelheaded sturgeon, Scaphirhynchops platyrhynchus, or another of the same genus.
  • n. The bonnet-headed shark, Sphyrna or Reniceps tiburo. See cut under shark, n.

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

  • n. small harmless hammerhead having a spade-shaped head; abundant in bays and estuaries


shovel +‎ head (Wiktionary)



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