Definitions

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

  • n. A sturgeon (Scaphirhynchus platorhynchus) of the Mississippi River, having a broad flat snout. Also called hackleback, shovel-nosed sturgeon.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The common sand shark.
  • n. A small California shark (Heptranchias maculatus).
  • n. A Pacific Ocean shark (Hexanchus corinus).
  • n. A ganoid fish of the sturgeon family (Scaphirhynchus platyrhynchus) of the Mississippi and Ohio rivers; the white sturgeon.
  • n. A type of Native American canoe.
  • n. A type of streamlined railway locomotive.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The common sand shark. See under snad.
  • n. A small California shark (Heptranchias maculatus), which is taken for its oil.
  • n. A Pacific Ocean shark (Hexanchus corinus).
  • n. A ganoid fish of the Sturgeon family (Scaphirhynchus platyrhynchus) of the Mississippi and Ohio rivers; -- called also white sturgeon.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The shovelnosed sturgeon.
  • n. One of two different shovel-nosed sharks.
  • n.

Etymologies

shovel +‎ nose (Wiktionary)

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