tiger shark


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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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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.
You know the South Seas, and you know that the tiger shark, like the bald-face grizzly of Alaska, never gives trail.
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.
He stroked 14ft-long tiger shark Jenn after guiding her into an upside down, trance-like state called tonic immobility which scientists believe may be linked to mating behaviour.
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An American tourist was fatally mauled by a tiger shark while scuba diving on an island off the coast of Costa Rica, Washington Post reported citing local authorities.
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It was easily the biggest tiger shark I've been in the water with.
Mr Craig said the shark had appeared to be a tiger shark about four metres long.
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