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mar·lin 1

 (mär′lĭn)
n.
Any of several large marine fishes of the genera Makaira and Tetrapturus, which have an elongated spearlike upper jaw and are highly valued as game fish.

[Short for marlinespike (from the pointed shape of the snout).]

mar·lin 2

 (mär′lĭn)
n.
Variant of marline.

marlin

(ˈmɑːlɪn)
n, pl -lin or -lins
(Animals) any of several large scombroid food and game fishes of the genera Makaira, Istiompax, and Tetrapturus, of warm and tropical seas, having a very long upper jaw: family Istiophoridae. Also called: spearfish
[C20: from marlinespike; with allusion to the shape of the beak]

mar•lin1

(ˈmɑr lɪn)

n., pl. (esp. collectively) -lin, (esp. for kinds or species) -lins.
any large saltwater game fish of the genera Makaira and Tetrapturus, with a spearlike upper jaw.
[1915–20, Amer.; short for marlinespike]

mar•lin2

(ˈmɑr lɪn)

n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.marlin - large long-jawed oceanic sport fishes; related to sailfishes and spearfishes; not completely cold-blooded i.e. able to warm their brains and eyes
billfish - giant warm-water game fish having a prolonged and rounded toothless upper jaw
blue marlin, Makaira nigricans - largest marlin; may reach 2000 pounds; found worldwide in warm seas
black marlin, Makaira marlina, Makaira mazara - large game fish in the Pacific Ocean; may reach 1000 pounds
Makaira mitsukurii, striped marlin - Pacific food and game fish marked with dark blue vertical stripes
Makaira albida, white marlin - small marlin (to 180 pounds) of western Atlantic
Translations
macaira

marlin

[ˈmɑːlɪn] N (marlin or marlins (pl)) (= fish) → aguja f

marlin

marline [ˈmɑːlɪn]
A. N (Naut) → merlín m, empalmadura f, trincafía f
B. CPD marlin(e) spike Npasador m

marlin

nFächerfisch m, → Marlin m
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