mackerel shark


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mackerel shark

n.
Any of various large sharks of the family Lamnidae, including the great white shark, mako, and porbeagle, having a pointed snout with large teeth and a crescent-shaped tail.

mackerel shark

n
(Animals) another name for porbeagle

mack′erel shark`


n.
any of several fierce sharks of the family Lamnidae, including the great white shark and the mako.
[1810–20]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.mackerel shark - fierce pelagic and oceanic sharksmackerel shark - fierce pelagic and oceanic sharks  
shark - any of numerous elongate mostly marine carnivorous fishes with heterocercal caudal fins and tough skin covered with small toothlike scales
family Lamnidae, Lamnidae - oceanic sharks
Lamna nasus, porbeagle - voracious pointed-nose shark of northern Atlantic and Pacific
mako, mako shark - powerful mackerel shark of the Atlantic and Pacific
Carcharodon carcharias, great white shark, man-eating shark, white shark, man-eater - large aggressive shark widespread in warm seas; known to attack humans
basking shark, Cetorhinus maximus - large harmless plankton-eating northern shark; often swims slowly or floats at the sea surface
References in periodicals archive ?
The Porbeagle shark, a species of mackerel shark, can be found around the British Isles in the summer months.
Moreover, the quotas have been reduced by 25% for the fishery for mackerel shark (with a minimum size limit of 210cm for disembarking) and by 50% for dogfish, and are increased by around 29% to 33% for mackerel, according to the zone.