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tiger shark

n.
A large voracious shark (Galeocerdo cuvier) of tropical and warm temperate waters, having a grayish-brown body with dark stripes and spots that are especially prominent in juveniles.

tiger shark

n
1. (Animals) a voracious omnivorous requiem shark, Galeocerdo cuvieri, chiefly of tropical waters, having a striped or spotted body
2. (Animals) any of certain other spotted sharks, such as Stegostoma tigrinum, of the Indian Ocean

ti′ger shark`


n.
a large, voracious shark, Galeocerdo cuvieri, of warm seas.
[1775–85]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.tiger shark - large dangerous warm-water shark with striped or spotted bodytiger shark - large dangerous warm-water shark with striped or spotted body
requiem shark - any of numerous sharks from small relatively harmless bottom-dwellers to large dangerous oceanic and coastal species
Translations
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You know the South Seas, and you know that the tiger shark, like the bald-face grizzly of Alaska, never gives trail.
Fully a dozen feet in length, with the unmistakable phosphorescent cat's eye gleaming like a drowning star, I knew it for what it was, a tiger shark.
"Not ten feet to the right, probing a coral fissure with her squid stick, was the Princess, and the tiger shark was heading directly for her.
It is almost uncanny the way they know sharks and can sense the presence of a real killer--a tiger shark, for instance, or a gray nurse strayed up from Australian waters.
But he said tiger sharks would be his worst worry if he were stranded on the Great Barrier Reef off Australia's northeast coast, because they would attack a human.
Palatine Tiger Sharks Swim Team will offer Fall tryouts on Monday, August 12 from 5:00pm-7:00pm and Tuesday, August 13 from 5:00pm-6:00pm at Birchwood Pool, 435 W.
Four tiger sharks swimming through the Whitsundays, Queensland, Australia, were shot and killed over the weekend after two mauling incidents in the area.
Along with great whites and bulls, tiger sharks are one of the most common species involved in fatal attacks on humans.
There are believed to be 47 types in the Med including deadly great whites and tiger sharks.
Dubai: All hope is not lost to save endangered sand tiger sharks from extinction after a ground-breaking discovery that an Australian scientist has brought to the Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo.
The study, carried out by University of Colorado Boulder and the University of Chicago, indicated that the Eocene Arctic sand tiger shark was thriving in the brackish water, while the modern sand tiger sharks living today are very intolerant of low salinity.