Definitions

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

  • noun Any of various bottom-dwelling sharks of the genus Mustelus, having a slender body and a large second dorsal fin.

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Examples

  • He wanted to go to the surface and harpoon the monsters, particularly certain smooth-hound sharks, whose mouth is studded with teeth like a mosaic; and large tiger-sharks nearly six yards long, the last named of which seemed to excite him more particularly.

    Twenty-Thousand Leagues Under the Sea

  • He wanted to go to the surface and harpoon the monsters, particularly certain smooth-hound sharks, whose mouth is studded with teeth like a mosaic; and large tiger-sharks nearly six yards long, the last named of which seemed to excite him more particularly.

    Vingt mille lieues sous les mers. English

  • "Until recently we weren't even sure what species we were dealing with, but we developed a genetic method which allowed us to confirm that it is the starry smooth-hound which occurs in Irish waters and not the related common smooth-hound."

    Yahoo! News: Business - Opinion

  • Yet until researchers at University College Dublin undertook a project to study them, the starry smooth-hound was a mystery.

    Yahoo! News: Business - Opinion

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  • It's a fish.

    January 2, 2012