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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.
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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
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ti′ger shark`


n.
a large, voracious shark, Galeocerdo cuvieri, of warm seas.
[1775–85]
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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
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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.
But the most memorable confrontation he had with the ocean predator was in the Bahamas - with a 14-foot tiger shark.
But while that invention was for protection, here he's attempting to get bitten by a deadly tiger shark and survive.
Experts believe a deadly tiger shark might have been responsible.
The suite is expected to be booked by Sin City's biggest gamblers who, when they walk in, will be greeted by a 13-foot-long trisected tiger shark held in three tanks of formaldehyde above bottles of top-shelf spirits.
Tiger Shark: Commonly known as sea tiger, the tiger shark is a relatively large macropredator, capable of attaining a length of over 5 m.
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.
Summary: Equity manager based in NY killed by a tiger shark while scuba diving on a remote Costa Rican island, according to media reports